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The Sevillana is Like a Bullfight

Agustina Pascual from Spain

Agustina Pascual and young Spanish dancers
Photo: Stephen Wong
Two young Sevillana dancers with Augustina at
the Festival Puertollano in Ciudad Real, Spain.

 

Interestingly, the popular Sevillana dance is like a bullfight. The graceful movements of this dance shows what the bullfighter does to the bull. In bullfighting, the bullfighter fights with the bull.

In the Sevillana dance, the man (the male dancer) fights with the woman (the female dancer). The man imitates the art of the bullfighter and uses the different poses that the bullfighter uses to fight the bull.

 

Young Spanish Sevillana dancers
Photo: Stephen Wong
Young dancers at the Festival
Puertollano in Ciudad Real, Spain.

Dancing the Sevillana
Photo: Stephen Wong
The graceful movements of this dance show how the bullfighter fights with the bull


Read about: Bullfighting in Spain

 
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