Toreros and Flamenco: About Bravado
This is about as Spanish as a souvenir can get, complete with Torero culture and Flamenco dancing it is hard to imagine something more derivative of Spain. And the main connection between these two activities is that they are both performances intended for spectators to enjoy. Competitiveness is taken out of the equation and the performance art itself is what is held in highest regard. In this sense, one of the most interesting things to note is that they both have evolved in their own respective ways throughout the centuries. Going to these types of events is a way to engage with times past and feel the energy and bravado that generations before have revered and taken great national pride in.
Toreros and Flamenco under Close Look
Toreros and Flamenco need both a passionate audience and that makes part of all the difference between a good and a bad show. The other part, let'say the 50% relies on the performers. While Toreros work with risk and danger and that is something that audiences love, Flamenco performers work with music and dance. Some might point out that bullfighting has a lot of common with dancing as the torero dance their way to the bull and flirt with the animal, and with danger.
The truth is that both share an ingredient of improvisation, as to nobody know how things will go and how they will end. And that is all the excitement that both kinds of shows distill.
Both perfumer need a set of skill that not all have: the courage, the unnerving decisions, the quality to let yourself flow, make quick decisions, the pleasure that the unkind own future provides. All in all, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.