After 140 years, Madrid flamenco venue Villa-Rossa closes amid COVID-19 restrictions
The Villa-Rosa is a landmark of the Madrid neighborhood Las Letras, recognized for its nightlife.
Artists at one in all Madrid’s best-known flamenco bars placed on a remaining outside present Thursday, marking its closure after 140 years due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions which have shuttered leisure venues.
A feminine flamenco dancer wearing black carried out on the street outdoors Villa-Rosa, whereas others threw flamenco costumes from balconies into the road and male singer Juañarito carried out a flamenco track.
Others laid flowers on the venue’s entrance, lit candles and put up handwritten indicators saying “RIP”
The Villa-Rosa, with its distinctive tiled facade, is a landmark of the Madrid neighborhood referred to as Las Letras, recognized for its nightlife.
“The state of affairs is now unsustainable, with so many overheads for a 12 months with the bar closed with none (monetary) help,” the flamenco present’s director, Rebeca Garcia, stated. “It has pressured us to take the drastic determination to close down.”
— Function picture: Spanish Flamenco dancer Anabel Moreno dances outdoors the Villa Rosa Tablao flamenco venue as a lady comes to present her a rose throughout a protest in Madrid, Spain, Thursday 4 March, 2021. The Nationwide Affiliation of Tablaos protested outdoors the legendary Villa Rosa Tablao which has been pressured to shut completely as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. All photographs by AP Photograph/Paul White
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