Spanish culture

The name España is of uncertain origin; from it derived the Hispania of the roman Empire. Whose regional identities are strong but whose language, if in some places dialectic, is mutually intelligible with the official Castilian Spanish. The national territory is divided into fifty provinces, which date from 1833 and are grouped into seventeen autonomous regions, or comunidades autónomas.

Bullfighting in Spain

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Bullfighting (Spanish: Corrida de toros) is a traditional spectacle, some countries considered it as a sport and entertainment, which consists in one or more bulls that are baited in an enclosed area known as bullring; there is a controversy about this spectacle/sport because some of its detractors consider it as a blood sport. Some countries have established that it’s illegal to kill an animal in the bullring.

This custom had been scattered through the world to other countries such as: France, some Latin American countries: Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru. Spain is the main destination when someone wants to enjoy the Bullfighting; and Sevilla (Seville) is considered the home of Bullfighting so it’s one of the best places to see Bullfighting in Spain.

People that practice this tradition are called toreros or toreadors, who are trained in special schools to execute formal moves that place the person at risk of being trampled, the Corrida de Toros usually finishes when the torero kills the bull.

The Bullfighting in Spain is practiced according to Spanish-style, which traces back its roots to 711 A.D. when the first bull fighting took place for the crowning of King Alfonso VIII and it began to be practiced by the Aristocracy. The Spanish Style bullfighting is characterized by 3 matadores and each one of them counts with a stuff of professionals.

This sport or entertainment is famous worldwide, many people travel to Spain to enjoy the festival; if you are interested you can book in advance your tickets to see it as close as you can but if you cannot see it alive, because of the danger that it represents, you‘ll see that there are many webcams available in the Internet that show minute by minute real photos about what happen in every Bullfighting.

Other celebrations and festivals held in Spain are the Carnival, Seville April Fair Andalucia, La Tomatina in Buñol, Valencia (Tomato Festival), Fallas Festival in Valencia, Festes de la Merce in Barcelona, Saint Isidro in Madrid and more; the more interesting festival is maybe San Fermin Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, which consists in people running along some streets with the aim to direct six bulls from the Santo Domingo corrals to the Bull Ring.

Spanish Dance

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In a dance school its curricula combines the study of general arts education with daily technique classes; this way students can achieve a integration between creativity, performance and theoretical aspects of dance for developing skills of perception, analysis and expression that benefit both physical and emotional fields in their bodies.

These schools offer programs in which students learn different dance styles with experimented instructors in the field but sometimes, these schools invite foreign artists to give master classes in dance and it allows students to experience different techniques and make connections with famous dancers in this industry.

After dance school, students obtain certificates and degrees as dancers, producers, choreographers, dance teachers, and dance fitness instructors. Dance companies value their multilingual employees, because they allow them to reach other markets. This scene is similar International Jobs; language allows employees to get ahead professionally.The majority of dancers is self-employed and open their own dance studios, and others get part time jobs. No matter what kind of job they choose because the most important is to have time for practicing anywhere, so training continues during their entire careers for getting advancement opportunities and developing a reputation.

Spanish music

Spanish music

Spanish music was developed under the influence of European styles till nowadays, that it’s one of the most authentic expressions and is part of traditional and contemporary life.

Spanish cinema

Spanish cinema

The development of Spanish cinema is tied to the tumultuous history of the country itself. Discover all you need to know about careers and jobs in film industry.

Flamenco

Flamenco

Flamenco is a genuine Spanish art. Between 1765 and 1860, the first Flamenco-schools were created in Cadiz, and Seville. Find flamenco schools and dance jobs.