Born in Barcelona, Carmen Amaya became the most universal flamenco dancer.
(Barcelona 1918- Begur 1963)
It is said that she never rehearsed before acting. Her on fire dances were unique, crossing borders igniting the entire world.
The Tablao de Carmen was conceived as a tribute to the great bailaora Carmen Amaya (Barcelona 1918- Begur 1963), a friend of the founder’s family. Being only a girl, in 1929, she danced in front of the King of Spain Alfonso XIII during the Universal Exhibition at the inauguration of the Spanish Pavillon, the Poble Espanyol, in the same place where the Tablao de Carmen is now located.
At just 12 years of age she was already part of one of the most prestigious companies in Spain. Her rise to fame was meteoric and she soon became a Flamenco legend whose reputation has lasted until today. Always proud to be from Barcelona, Carmen was acclaimed in the major theatres throughout Europe, the United States and South America. She was admired by relevant personalities of the XXth century such as Charles Chaplin, Marlon Brando, Picasso, Fred Astaire, Jean Cocteau, Orson Welles, the USA president Franklin Roosevelt…
Created in tribute to the mythical bailaora Carmen amaya, the Tablado de Carmen offers since 1988 a Flamenco show in the purest tradition.
An intimate space that allows you to see the show up close while enjoying dinner, tapas or drinks.