What does the bullfighter do?
In the world of bullfighting, the bullfighter is one who faces bulls within a bullfight, both as a matador and as a member of the cuadrilla.
- This show, purely Spanish, takes place in an arena called ruedo, surrounded by a fence (barrera); between this and the stands for the spectators there is a space called callejón, intended for toreros during their rest, helpers and other attendants who take part in the fiesta nacional.
Translation of "torero" in spanish thrush. young bull.
It is a short and stiff jacket, with large shoulders, open on the armholes, to allow fluid movements of the arms. Under the chaquetilla they wear a (white) shirt and waistcoat, with the corbatín or a neckerchief and a sash on the belt.
- 1. Bullfighter who, in bullfighting, has the task of killing the bull with the long sword of which, the only one among the bullfighters, he is armed (it is therefore also called, with the Spanish term, espada).
The Spaniards themselves think so too, or at least those of the new generations. A survey carried out by the Iberian animal rights association Schnauzi, in fact, reports that the majority of young Spaniards feel ashamed of bullfighting, the desire to kill bulls for traditionalist sporting spirit.
The picador is seated on the blindfolded and protected horse and has a long wooden spear that ends in a metal tip. This is the vara or lanza de picar with which he stabs the bull at least twice to debilitate the bull.
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Despite this, more than 3.000 bulls ritually die in the plazas de toros in Spain in one year, and dozens of bullfighters risk their lives several times a week.
The bullfight lasts about an hour and a half and during this time 6 bulls are killed by 3 bullfighters. 30.000 bulls are killed every year while 40 bullfighters and picadors have died in the last century. No bull has ever been pardoned.
capote de brega It is called capote de brega to the bright colored fabric that the bullfighters wear during the fight.
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The bull enters the arena with a blade already stuck in its back, with a ribbon on top (only this one sees the viewer), it is called a “cockade” and like other procedures, it has the purpose of tearing the animal to make it appear ferocious.
Traditionally made of silk and decorated in gold or silver, the Traje de Luces derives from the popular clothes of the eighteenth century: the "people", the less affluent class, used clothes in bright colors, as a symbol of indignation towards the exaggerations of the nobility.