Exhibition: FLAMENCO Chipén

Until May 17th, the exhibition FLAMENCO Chipén covers more than 150 years of flamenco history in the city of Madrid.

On the occasion of the declaration of flamenco as an Asset of Cultural Interest by Region of Madrid, the Directorate General for Cultural Heritage has organized this exhibition which can be attended free of charge at the Sala El Águila, with prior registration.

The exhibition, curated by David Calzado and Teo Sánchez, begins with the first written reference to flamenco, an article published in 1847 in the newspaper El Espectador entitled "Un cantante flamenco" (A Flamenco Singer), to trace the history of flamenco dancing, guitar playing and singing in Madrid. 

From its café stages to its numerous tablaos and its iconic dance academies, Madrid has been a haven for the most outstanding artists and the birthplace of important flamenco masters.

Immersing us in the rich history of this art form, the exhibition features an impressive collection of more than 150 pieces. Among them are posters, emblematic costumes of figures such as Camarón, Enrique Morente and Paco de Lucía, historical archives, press clippings and captivating photographs taken by talented photographers such as Nicolás Müller, Martín Santos Yubero, Ramón Zabalza and Alberto García Alix.

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Image: FLAMENCO Chipén of the Region of Madrid©