MADRID (AP) — Artists at one amongst Madrid’s simplest-known flamenco bars placed on a final originate air expose Thursday, marking its closure after 140 years due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions which accept as true with shuttered leisure venues.
A female flamenco dancer wearing dark conducted in the freeway exterior Villa-Rosa, while others threw flamenco costumes from balconies into the freeway and male singer Juañarito conducted a flamenco song.
Others laid flowers on the venue’s entrance, lit candles and put up handwritten indicators asserting “R.I.P.”
The Villa-Rosa, with its distinctive tiled facade, is a landmark of the Madrid neighborhood known as Las Letras, known for its nightlife.
“The probability is now unsustainable, with so many overheads for a one year with the bar closed with out any (monetary) assistance,” the flamenco expose’s director, Rebeca Garcia, acknowledged. “It has forced us to exhaust the drastic decision to shut down.”