Opening Night of Chicago’s Flamenco Festival

Anabel Veloso performing at Instituto Cervantes (Manasi Kaushik/MEDILL)

By Manasi Kaushik

The opening night of Chicago’s month-long flamenco festival, Friday at Instituto Cervantes, was marked by an hour long performance by the Spanish danseuse, Anabel Veloso from Seville.

Veloso, who did a sequence of tientos tangos, solea and alegrias, enraptured the audience with her fluid, effortless and graceful movements and received a standing ovation from the cheering crowd.

Photo at top: Anabel Veloso at Instituto Cervantes (Manasi Kaushik/MEDILL)