'Bullfighting is all the time in vogue', motto of the San Isidro Fair that begins at this time | The bull, by the horns | Culture | EUROtoday

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“They say that this does not make sense, that this has to end, that young people no longer want to know anything about our traditions or our culture. But it's not just about that; It's about our right to choose, it's about our freedom. And freedom never goes out of style.”

This is the script of one of many promotional movies for the San Isidro Fair that begins this afternoon, ready by the corporate Plaza 1, with the goal of selling the attendance of younger individuals on the plaza.

Under the motto of 'Bullfighting is all the time in vogue', a gaggle of girls and boys from bullfighting households walks by way of emblematic locations within the capital of Spain – Cibeles, the Plaza de España, Puerta del Sol and the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. – they usually all find yourself in Las Ventas with a music of freedom whereas a fireworks present emerges from contained in the sq..

The concept is nice – it locations the bullfighting pageant within the political controversy of the second – however it’s not proper within the alternative of the protagonists, women and men who’re references to a social and bullfighting standing that doesn’t characterize the entire of the youth to whom it belongs. the message is meant to get by way of.

Alejandro Talavante, with 4 runs, and Morante de la Puebla and Borja Jiménez, with three, are the pillars of the cycle

The Las Ventas firm has produced a second video titled 'Las Ventas, the place the soul is the bull', which rests on the determine of Florito, the foreman of the plaza, accountable for the crew that chooses the bulls that go within the area. to combat and the halter stand that, amongst different features, goes out into the ring to accompany the returned bulls to the corrals.

“It is a visual artistic recognition of the historical relevance of the so-called Madrid bull,” Plaza 1 says in an announcement; and provides that “this is a tribute and a message of gratitude to all the ranchers who have been working for many years so that the public and fans of Las Ventas can witness the history of bullfighting in memorable tasks and afternoons.”

Another good concept failed in its execution; More than a tribute to the bull of Madrid, it appears to be a recognition of the oxen and the efficient work they do with rejected animals.

But the intention of the 2 audiovisual merchandise is none aside from to draw the general public to the plaza throughout this lengthy San Isidro Fair, composed of 23 bullfights, 2 bullfighting reveals and three bullfights, which begins at this time, Friday, May 10, and can proceed uninterruptedly till June 9, when the Charity bullfight is introduced, and can finish on Sunday the sixteenth with Antoñete's In Memoriam bullfight.

Alejandro Talavante, with 4 runs, and Morante de la Puebla and Borja Jiménez, with three, are the pillars of the cycle. Paco Ureña and José María Manzanares are additionally introduced for 3 afternoons, and Urdiales, Perera, Tomás Rufo, Emilio de Justo, Ginés Marín, Juan Ortega, Cayetano, Roca Rey, Daniel Luque and Pablo Aguado, will do two pasoíllos.

The bullfighter posters are extra open than in earlier editions, with unjustified presences and absences, and 6 bullfights are introduced

As normally occurs yearly, the lineup of bullfighters has notable absences, similar to Adrián de Torres, Ángel Sánchez, El Cid, Joaquín Galdós, José Fernando Molina or Rubén Pinar, who didn’t triumph of their time on this plaza in 2023. , and others who didn’t even get to set foot on it and who’re nonetheless forgotten, similar to Sánchez Vara, Esaú Fernández, Joselito Adame, Manuel Diosleguarde, Oliva Soto, Lama de Góngora, Daniel Crespo, Fortes, Sergio Serrano, José Ruiz Muñoz, Ángel Jiménez and Manuel Perera, amongst others.

On the opposite, Alejandro Talavante is employed 4 afternoons after he did the Paseíllo as many in 2023 and was solely applauded in two bulls; and the same case is of José María Manzanares, or probably the most clamorous of all, Cayetano, who has not appeared in Madrid since 2018 and with out advantage seems on two luxurious posters.

But it’s already identified that whoever has a godfather is baptized, and Talavante has it within the determine of his consultant, Simón Casas, a businessman from the plaza; The omnipotent Matilla directs the Manzanares race, and Curro Vázquez takes excellent care of Cayetano.

It is true, nonetheless, that the Isidril posters for 2024 are extra open than in earlier years, and provide younger faces and extra range in mixtures.

Few surprises are introduced within the livestock part; As is customary, each bullfighter who can chooses his bulls with probably the most prospects of collaborating within the triumph, so probably the most well-known and prestigious irons are repeated for his or her the Aristocracy and inventive situation. At least, probably the most demanding followers could have the chance to attend six bullfights, by which cattle from Miura, Baltasar Ibán, José Escolar, Victorino, Adolfo Martín and Pedraza de Yeltes are introduced.

Today, the opening day, a principal course as an appetizer: Morante de la Puebla, Diego Urdiales and the younger García Pulido who confirms the choice, with bulls from Alcurrucén.

This is the start of one other lengthy and intense San Isidro Fair.

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