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  1. 1. By: Anna
  2. 2. Picture History Training Costumes Picture Parts of the Bullfight Importance Video Works Cited
  3. 3.    In 1500BC a cave painting of bullfighting similar to the modern way of fighting was found. Bullfighting was popular in Rome, but developed the most on the Iberian Peninsula. Bullfighting originated in Spain.
  4. 4.    Children begin training as young as 6 years old. Children begin as becerristas, which means ‘calf-fighter’. According to trainers, for every thousand children who begin training, only one will actually become a professional.
  5. 5.      Bullfighting costumes are very flashy. They even contain real silver and gold! The costumes are based off 18th century Castilian dandies clothing. The most important part of the costume is the cape, used in the bullfighting ‘dance’. The outfits are known as trajes de luces (“suits of lights”) No more than 6 tailors in Spain make bullfighting outfits.
  6. 6.      Bullfighting is a ritual with 3 stages. First a group confronts the bull. The matador takes over to find the bulls weakness. Two picadores enter on horses and the matador instructs them to repeatedly stab the bull in the neck. In the end, the matador is left alone and does the dangerous ‘dance’ (the part with the cape)
  7. 7.      Bullfighting is traditionally supposed to provide a bull sacrifice for humanities salvation. Bullfighting is a ritual for good luck. All 3 distinct religions of Spain are included in bullfighting. Fights would traditionally take place after mass so everyone could participate by watching. Bulls were important mythological symbols, seen as a kind of god.
  8. 8.   Here is a video of bullfighting. This will give you an idea of what a bullfight would look like. Bullfighting video
  9. 9.           http://www.matadorjaimebravo.com/Bullfighting-HistoryChannel.htm (1) History Channel http://www.ehow.com/about_5254963_history-mexican-bullfighting.html (2) ehow.com http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/dec/18/mexico-child-matadors-bullring (3 ) the guardian news website http://www.vice.com/read/dressed-to-kill-or-be-killed-364-v17n3 (4) vice.com http://www.seville-traveller.com/spanish-bullfighting.html (5) Seville-Traveller website http://www.thetasteofspain.com/spanish-customs-and-traditions/bullfighting/ (6) Tasteof Spain .com http://mariahrob.wordpress.com/historical-significance-of-bullfighting/ (7) Word Press website http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5X2DiGuVno youtube http://www.museotaurinovalencia.es/en__ficha_restauracion.html?cnt_id=1626 http://bleacherreport.com/articles/439451-bull-jumps-into-crowd-video-10-reasonsbullfighting-is-the-worst-sports

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