The annual summer weekend fiesta in Las Negras kicked off last night with an excellent flamenco show. The acclaimed dancer, Mayte Beltran, performed on a specially erected stage in the village car park.
She was supported by a guitarist and two female vocalists.
The dancing expressed beautifully the ‘duende’ of flamenco and the guitar playing and singing were also excellent.
Mayte performed routines in three different flamenco outfits.
The most spectacular routine was her final dance with a shawl.
Earlier in the evening a more popular brand of flamenco was played by the group Zarrita on the terrace of the bar Nomad.
This was very much appreciated by the clients of the bar. You may note that one of the guitarists later provided the backing music for Mayte.