Small is hot right now in Seville. From micro theatre to tiny ‘fit them in your pocket’ size pooches, it´s never been a better time to be petite and bijoux. But leading the pint sized pack is ‘Casala Teatro‘, the cosy yet glamorous theatre in Triana Market that at full capacity, fits a mere 28 people in its plush red velvet seats.
Housed in converted adjoining butchers’ stands, the theatre gives artists the chance to get up really close to their audience, from whom there is literally no escape. Acts range from music concerts of various genres, theatre pieces, comedy to children’s puppetry, and just because its small don´t expect there to be a drop in quality. Artists have to be utterly at the top of their game while performing in such an intimate setting as any slip up stands out a mile.
Last night it was the turn of Lucky Eye, offering their unique blend of Jazz/Flamenco with a twist of pop. The group, which is a new project for both jazz singer/songwriter Esther Weekes and flamenco guitarist Tino Van Der Sman, accompanied by Antonio Montiel on percussion, has been a labour of love in which they’ve organically developed their own style drawing on their unique backgrounds of jazz and flamenco. The songs, mostly original and showing off the talents of both artists to their full, were perfectly complimented by the sophisticated 1950s cabaret style atmosphere that Casala exudes.
Casala Teatro, Mercado de Triana stand 11 and 12, Tel 657 31 68 64