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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.

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spain

SPAIN

Spanish Culture

flamenco
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
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Flamenco
  • This way of dancing originated in Southern Spain in the providence of Andalusia.
  • Flamenco was performed in singing cafes all over the country.
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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.
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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
  • 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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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.