Flamenco is a Spanish art form made up of three parts: guitar, song (cante), and dance (baile). It is the traditional dance and music evolved in Andalucía (southern Spain), although it originally came from gypsies (romas) in India who arrived in Spain at the beginning of the 15th century.
Until the end of the 18th century, gypsies were part of the lower social classes and the sentiment of suffering and rejection is one of the bases of the flamenco.
It started to appear in public spaces like cafés in the 18th century. Flamenco started to be considered as an art and reached the general public by integrating innovative choreographies and new musical styles In the mid 20th century.
Nowadays, if you want to see live flamenco you could go to a “tablao”, which is a live space specialized in flamenco performances (mostly dance in solo), or you could choose to go to a concert hall which is normally performed by a dance company with many dancers.
Flamenco in movies
Carmen (1983) | Flamenco Flamenco (2010)