The European Country Of Spain

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ahatma Gandhi once stated that “A nations culture resides in the hearts and souls of its people” This holds evident in the European country of Spain. Spain is a country of long time tradition in which people work hard to continue on with a culture they created long ago. Spain is a very colorfully cultured country with many famous and important traditions which include bullfighting, the art of flamenco dancing and La Siesta. One of the most important parts of Spanish culture is bullfighting, according to USA today’s David Thyberg bullfighting is undenieably a link to the Spanish culture, in fact bullfighting has been around since the time of the Roman Empirore although it is often protested for its inhumain and violen nature its popularity continues on today most likely because you can not find this entertainment in other countries except for in Spain where it is still considerd a part of their cultural tradition although it isi considered veryu violent and animalistic. It continues on today just out of spite of the fact that some people love it and bullfighting has been around for almost fifteen hundred years. Some of the largest bullfighting arenas are in Spain actually and which makes sense because bullfightin originated in that country. Another very famous and popular part of the Spanish Culture is the artistic dance form of Flamenco dancing. (ideal Spain.com) The origins of Flamenco go backto the 16th Century and mainly form the gypsies fo andolashia who developed this form of entertainment around campfires. The Spanish consider Flamenco to be one of their greatest creations. Flamenco is a great art form that has influenced culture across the world more often Western cultures. Flamenco is still extrememly relevant today in mo... ... middle of paper ... ...ng, flamenco dance actually manifests itself in more than 50 distinct Palos (types of flamenco dance)! Both flamenco music and flamenco dance involve a great deal of personal improvisation which takes its form through the spontaneous expression of the performer 's emotions at each moment of the performance. However, personal expression must adhere to the strict framework of flamenco music 's traditions and rhythmic patterns. Flamenco Dancers In a flamenco performance, the dancer - or bailaor(a) - will often stand motionless for the first moments absorbing the strums of the guitar, the clapping, and the singing until the inspiration hits him/her. Then he or she will launch into a flamenco dance every bit as passionate as the song being belted out by the cantaor- you can even see the explosion of emotions in the dancer 's facial expressions thoughout the performance.

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