SPAIN Spanish Culture
Flamenco • Flamenco is a traditional Spanish dance created by the Gypsies. This art form includes the following three parts: • Cante- the song • Baile- the dance • Guitarra- the guitar playing
Flamenco • This way of dancing originated in Southern Spain in the providence of Andalusia. • Flamenco was performed in singing cafes all over the country.
Flamenco • It began to flourish in the 1700’s and continued to gain popularity threw the 18th and 19th centuries, especially around 1875-1900. • Flamenco consists of all sorts of songs and dances.
Flamenco • One of the most popular dances is called the “Petenera”. It tells a story of a young girl who brings tragedy to herself and village. • Some songs are named after towns. • Granadina (Grenada) • Sevillanas (Seville) • Rodenas (Ronda)
Bullfighting • Bullfighting originated in Andalusia during the 15th century and is performed today. • This was first done as a sacrifice, but now the fight is dedicated to the president.
Bullfighting • A bull in put into an arena with the bullfighter, or Matador, and they battle until the bull is dead. • Many Matador’s have died during the performance.
Bullfighting • The Matador wears a satin outfit called a traje de luces, or suit of lights. • The traje de luces has remained the same since the 18th century.
Bull-Running • Every year in north-eastern Spain the city of Pamplona holds the Festival of San Fermin. This is where the Running of the Bulls takes place. • The Runing of the Bulls takes place every year during the first two weeks of July.
Bull-Running • The first Running of the Bulls took place in 1591, it was a way to move bulls to the arena for bullfighting. • Young men began running in front of the animals in the 1600s for sport.