Entertainment at Sangria
There is much more to enjoy at Sangria than our great food! Besides our Special Events and Salsa Lessons in the Sky Club, we have a live Flamenco show every Thursday night with the stage only feet away from your favorite table.
Live Salsa Sundays at Sangria - (are temporarily on hold)
Live Flamenco Shows at Sangria every Thursday
Flamenco is the quintessential expression of Spain's dance, music and song. Gypsy tribes started their exodus from India, and roamed for centuries through Asia, Africa and Europe settling in the southern part of Spain. Flamenco was born as a fusion of many cultures into a universal language. The enigmatic and fascinating art of flamenco conveys the suffering and the plight of the gypsies, interspersed with the yearning for love, and reflected in powerful presentations of rhythmic and sensuousmovements.
Flamenco shows are held live in our dining room, every Thursday night. The show starts around 8:00 p.m. so arrive early to get a good seat or call us in advance to make a reservation for the perfect table.
Patricia La Argentina
As a Spaniard born and raised in Argentina, Patricia has been providing exhilerating performances throughout the United States and Canada. Patricia studied and performed many dance forms from an early age, but dedicated herself to flamenco, her true passion. After many years of perfoming with Dame Maria del Carmen Grupo España, Patricia went on to study with internationally acclaimed Spanish "maestros," such as, José Molina, Azucena Vega, Lily del Castillo, Paco Alonso, Clarita Filgueiras, La Chamela, Cristina, and Peter Suarez. She has performed with such internationally renowned flamenco guitarists as Marija Temo, Felipe Lopez and Tomás de Utrera, and was part of the Opera Carmen cast with the Michigan Opera Theatre.
Patricia has been inspiring Sangria's diners every Thursday night with her fiery and passionate renditions since Sangria opened, often accompanied by other talented dancers and guitarists. In addition, she performs for Skyclub and Sangria audiences at private events and teaches flamenco dancing.
Lisa Montes began studying and performing Spanish dancing at the age of seven with her grandmother Dame Maria del Carmen. Some highlights of her career include dancing with the Michigan Opera Theater in Bizet's Carmen and performing with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in their presentation of the music of Manuel de Falla. Lisa has had the opportunity to study with various masters of Spanish dance including, Paco Alonso and Vida Peral. Although inspired by many of the Flamenco greats, her truest inspiration will always be her grandmother.
Mari Montes, native to the Michigan area, began dancing ballet at age 6. After taking various ballet, tap, and jazz lessons, she studied the Spanish dance art form. At age 7, she began her Spanish dance studies under her grandmother, the legendary Dame Maria del Carmen. Mari has been performing Spanish dance ever since and was one of the original members of Dame Maria del Carmen Grupo Espaņa. Mari performs nearly every facet of Spanish dance, ranging from regional and classical dances of Spain, to the more famous flamenco dance form. She has worked with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Michigan Opera Theatre, and several local, talented flamenco guitarists throughout Michigan.
Victoria Lara started dancing at the age of 4 with formal training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Middle eastern. She has been involved in several dance competitions winning over-all and 1st place status. She joined the Windsor City Ballet dancing in the Nutcracker. Her love for Flamenco started when she seen Grupo Espana perform in a tablao setting in 1992. Dame Maria Del Carmen then became her mentor, not only learning Flamenco but Spanish Regional Dances. She has danced with Maria’s Grupo Espana as a principal dancer in many venues, including Detroit Opera House, Meadowbrook w/ DSO, Michigan Theatre, OCC, Cambridge Arts, The Players Club and Music Hall. She has also danced at the top Tablao settings in metro Detroit and throughout Michigan. Victoria has also had the privilege to study with other masters such as Victtorio, La Monica, Vida Peral, Paco de Alonso, Peter Suarez, Chitli Ocampo, Christina Scott and currently training with Wendy Clinard. She is a vibrant, vivacious and electric on stage. Victoria is one of the founders of El Alma Espanola.