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Jorge Martínez and Manuel Perera, two great novillería, an exciting competition | The bull, by the horns | Culture

Jorge Martínez, on the left, and Manuel Perera, both with a face of circumstances, after hearing the jury’s decision.FTL If in bullfighting half of the emotion that was felt last Sunday in the hand in hand between the bullfighters Jorge Martínez and Manuel Perera were experienced, bullfighting would go through a happy and boiling stage. […]

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El Fundi, director of the bullfighting school, president of the bullfighters and a bullfighter | The bull, by the horns | Culture

With all certainty, history will be unfair with José Pedro Prados El Fundi (Fuenlabrada, Madrid, 1966), a bullfighting scientist, a skilled encyclopedic, who would have been a period figure if he was born in the times of brave bullfighters and bulls. fierce. But it has been the living embers of the most authentic party; possessor […]

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Enrique Ponce’s goodbye, an unexpected, late and intelligent decision | The bull, by the horns

The announcement of the retirement “for an indefinite time” of Enrique Ponce, one of the most important bullfighters of the last 30 years, has had less echo than expected; Perhaps, because bullfighting is not experiencing a moment of special social relevance and bullfighters are no longer the heroes of yesteryear, and also because the very […]

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The long desert of the bullfighting pandemic is not over (despite the euphoria) | The bull by the horns_

The bullfighting festival returns to do the paseo; The doors of Las Ventas have been opened, and with them those of Castellón, Alicante and Badajoz, and fairs are announced in Burgos, Soria, Santander, Segovia, Zamora … When the darkness of the pandemic slowly clears up, vaccines reduce the role of the virus and masks take […]

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Luque, powerful and expressive before a great bull | Culture

The entire run of Adolfo Martin was past five years. And well past. But not all bulls were faithful to their origin. All, except the third, could well have been mistaken for bulls from any commercial cattle ranch: bland, with little strength, noble, but little game, and with hardly any emotion. Quite the opposite, then, […]

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Enrique Crespo, bullfighting surgeon, the magic of immediacy in an infirmary | The bull by the horns

Son, grandson, great-grandson, cousin and nephew of bullfighting doctors, Enrique Crespo’s destiny (Zamora, 1957) could not be other than a bull ring surgeon; shares his trauma consultation in a Madrid clinic with the infirmary of a bullring or a popular celebration, where he is gripped by melancholy before a fallen hero or a waiter sewn […]

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Pepe Luis Segura, a great figure among the proxies, an independent bullfighting | Blog The bull, by the horns

He wore the bullfighter suit in the 1970s, and eight scars remind him of it every day; The Viti was his alternative godfather in 1969, but he retired when he learned that it would not be a figure. At that time, in 1977, Pepe Luis Segura (La Línea de la Concepción, Cádiz, 1945) could not […]

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‘Anti-bullfighting’ reflections of a party pooper in need of emotion | Blog The bull, by the horns

Julian López was walking, The Juli, On May 28, in the Plaza de Aranjuez, giving passes as willful as they were lacking in grace to a crippled and amorphous bullfighter of Garcigrande, while the public showed a face of supine boredom and applauded without enthusiasm at the end of each round. The director of the […]

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Tension in Las Ventas: the fans are thundering against the closure and informative silence | Blog The bull, by the horns

The prolonged closure of the Plaza de Las Ventas has become the bullfighting controversy of the year. The curtain fell on October 19, 2019 and only raised it on May 2 for the celebration of a festival organized by the Community of Madrid. The Plaza1 company and the regional government no longer know how to […]

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Morante de la Puebla, a great bullfighter, a man obsessed with the past | Blog The bull, by the horns

The man, the bullfighter and the character converge in a special, controversial and extremely unique human being. She awakens veneration when she dresses in lights, surprises with her bohemian image in social life and can be disturbing when she reveals her obsession with the past and tradition. He is a 21st century man locked in […]

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