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In pictures: Madrid flamenco venue reopens amid COVID-19 crisis

Updated : October 07, 2020 02:43 PM IST

The passion and drama of live flamenco shows are back on stage in Madrid. But now the performers are behind Perspex screens and keeping their distance from the audience. Take a look:

Torres Bermejas, which opened 50 years ago, is one of Spain's most celebrated “tablaos.” Famous names from the flamenco world such as Camarón and Paco de Lucía have played here. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Torres Bermejas, which opened 50 years ago, is one of Spain's most celebrated “tablaos.” Famous names from the flamenco world such as Camarón and Paco de Lucía have played here. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The Torres Bermejas “tablao,” or live flamenco venue, has reopened its doors to customers after seven months of remaining closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The Torres Bermejas “tablao,” or live flamenco venue, has reopened its doors to customers after seven months of remaining closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Flamenco dancer Antonia Estepa performs behind screens at a flamenco show at the Torres Bermejas
Flamenco dancer Antonia Estepa performs behind screens at a flamenco show at the Torres Bermejas "tablao," or live flamenco venue, in Madrid. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Lying just off the Gran Via, one of Madrid's main thoroughfares, the snug venue has burst back to life with its thrilling blend of “baile” (dance), “cante” (singing) and “toque” (guitar-playing.). (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Lying just off the Gran Via, one of Madrid's main thoroughfares, the snug venue has burst back to life with its thrilling blend of “baile” (dance), “cante” (singing) and “toque” (guitar-playing.). (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The venue checks customers’ body temperatures before they can enter and has put a host of other precautions in place, including powerful air filters. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The venue checks customers’ body temperatures before they can enter and has put a host of other precautions in place, including powerful air filters. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The rectangular stage at Torres Bermejas juts out toward the tables on three sides. Most are sets for two, with a candle in the middle. The nearest one is several meters (yards) away from the performers. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The rectangular stage at Torres Bermejas juts out toward the tables on three sides. Most are sets for two, with a candle in the middle. The nearest one is several meters (yards) away from the performers. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The hollow wooden stage is essential for dancing the “zapateado” -- a rhythmic stomping that makes the platform vibrate. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The hollow wooden stage is essential for dancing the “zapateado” -- a rhythmic stomping that makes the platform vibrate. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
People applaud at the end of a flamenco show at the Torres Bermejas
People applaud at the end of a flamenco show at the Torres Bermejas "tablao," or live flamenco venue. The artists perform without masks, behind see-through screens that are suspended from the ceiling and raised about 1 meter (3 feet) from the floor. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
With multi-coloured tiles on the walls and ceiling, the venue is decorated in the style of the famed Alhambra palace in Granada, in southern Spain’s Andalusia region. Flamenco is an Andalusian art form. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
With multi-coloured tiles on the walls and ceiling, the venue is decorated in the style of the famed Alhambra palace in Granada, in southern Spain’s Andalusia region. Flamenco is an Andalusian art form. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Published : October 07, 2020 02:43 PM IST
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