For SP-111,
CSPILAS, SLL&CS, JNU
By Swagata Basu
Bullfight
Bullfights • Bull fight- The Spectatle is
called “La Corrida de Toros”
• The aficionados (supporters
or fans) consider it ...
Plaza de Toros de Madrid
Music
 From the typical music of bagpipes echoing
throughout the northern region of Galicia to
the feisty strumming of th...
Famous Music Artists
Since the 1960's, the promotion of artistic expression has
given rise to Spanish singers and groups w...
Traditional Spanish Dances
 Jota Aragonesa: This typical dance hails from the north of Spain, namely Aragón, and
features...
• Flamenco is a genuine Spanish art form, or, to be more
exact, a genuine Southern Spanish art.
• It exists in three forms...
Videos of Spanish Dance- Clips
from Iberia by Carlos Saura
Spanish Cinema
• In recent years, Spanish cinema has achieved a lot of recognition as a
result of its creative and technic...
Pedro Almodovar Pedro Almodóvar is the most
successful and internationally
known Spanish film director,
screenwriter and ...
Javier Bardem
•Spanish Movies: Tacones Lejanos (1994),
Carne Trémula (1997), Días Contados
(1994)
•Best Work: The Sea Insi...
Antonio Banderas
 Spanish actor who has done
highest number of Hollywood
films
 Spanish Films: Labyrinth of
Passion,(198...
Penélope Cruz
 Became Spain's first female
Oscar winner as Best
Supporting actress for her role
in Vicky Cristina Barcelo...
Football
 In July 2008, Spain rose to the
top of the FIFA World Ranking
for the first time
 In 2010 the Spanish Football...
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Popular culture of spain

A PPT I created for my students of the course SP-111 Introduction to Spanish Culture in School of Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Education      
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Transcripts - Popular culture of spain

  • 1. For SP-111, CSPILAS, SLL&CS, JNU By Swagata Basu
  • 2. Bullfight
  • 3. Bullfights • Bull fight- The Spectatle is called “La Corrida de Toros” • The aficionados (supporters or fans) consider it an Art form rather than a sport • It is generally divided into 3 parts (tercios) • During each Corrida 3 toreros or matadores (bullfighters) perform • Each torero have to kill 2 bulls • The dress the bullfighters wear is called ‘Traje de Luces’
  • 4. Plaza de Toros de Madrid
  • 5. Music  From the typical music of bagpipes echoing throughout the northern region of Galicia to the feisty strumming of the flamenco guitar in Andalucía, Spanish music is truly one of the high points of Spain’s resplendent culture. Traditional music spanning centuries along with popular singers tearing up the charts today put Spanish music in a category of its own.
  • 6. Famous Music Artists Since the 1960's, the promotion of artistic expression has given rise to Spanish singers and groups who incorporate everything from traditional Spanish music to international rock 'n' roll into the Spanish pop music genre. Most Famous Spanish bands : •Triana •Mezquita •Mecano •La Oreja de Van Gogh •Estopa •Jarabe de Pal Popular Spanish singers: •Rosalía •Camarón de la Isla •Joaquín Sabina •Julio Iglesias •Alejandro Sanz •David Bisbal
  • 7. Traditional Spanish Dances  Jota Aragonesa: This typical dance hails from the north of Spain, namely Aragón, and features a fast tempo as couples dance with their hands raised high above their heads playing castanets. Moorish influences are probable, as it is loosely attributed to a Moorish poet who was kicked out of Valencia during the 12th century. Sardana: Several couples join hands and dance in a closed circle in this traditional dance from Catalonia. Muñeira: Danced in twos or alone along to the music of bagpipes, this traditional "Miller's Dance" is typical throughout Galicia and Asturias. Zambra: The zambra began as a Moorish dance, but with monarchs Fernando and Isabel's reconquista of Spain, the Moors were able to conserve the dance by adapting it to Spanish dance customs. Bolero: One of the oldest and most traditional dances of the history of Spanish dance, the bolero is a quick Spanish dance boasting sudden pauses and sharp turns. Fandango: At one point the most famous dance of Spain, the fandango is a lively, happy Spanish danced in two's. Paso doble: A quick one-step Spanish dance. Flamenco: A passionate dance hailing from gypsies, flamenco is internationally famous. Learn more! Sevillana: Lively and joyous dance typical of Seville and reminiscent of flamenco that features four distinct parts
  • 8. • Flamenco is a genuine Spanish art form, or, to be more exact, a genuine Southern Spanish art. • It exists in three forms: el cante, the song, el baile, the dance, and la guitarra, the guitar playing. • Gypsies are often credited with the "invention" of flamenco, and it is at least certain that they played an important part in its creation. But the popular songs and dances of Andalusia also had a major influence on early Flamenco. • Modern day flamenco frequently shows influences of other kinds of music, such as jazz, salsa, bossa nova, etc. And flamenco dance has changed, with female dancers often showcasing their temperament more than their artistry. Flamenco
  • 9. Videos of Spanish Dance- Clips from Iberia by Carlos Saura
  • 10. Spanish Cinema • In recent years, Spanish cinema has achieved a lot of recognition as a result of its creative and technical excellence. In the long history of Spanish cinema, the great filmmaker Luis Buñuel was the first to achieve universal recognition, followed by Pedro Almodóvar in the 1980s. Spanish cinema has also seen international success over the years with films by directors like Segundo de Chomón, Florián Rey, Luis García Berlanga, Juan Antonio Bardem, Carlos Saura, Julio Médem and Alejandro Amenábar. • 10 to 20% of box office receipts in Spain are generated by domestic films, a situation similar to many nations of Europe and the Americas. The Spanish government has therefore implemented various measures aimed at supporting local film production and movie theatres, such as fundings, subsidies etc. The trend is being reversed with the recent screening of productions such as the €30 million film Alatriste (starring Viggo Mortensen), the Academy Award winning Spanish/Mexican film Pan's Labyrinth (starring Maribel Verdú), Volver (starring Penélope Cruz and Carmen Maura), and Los Borgia (starring Paz Vega), all of them were blockbusters in Spain.
  • 11. Pedro Almodovar Pedro Almodóvar is the most successful and internationally known Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer of his generation  All About My Mother (1999) won Oscar for Best Foreign Language film in 2000  Leading figure in Madrid's flourishing alternative cultural movement known as La Movida  Other Works: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Flower of My Secret (La flor de mi secreto), Talk to her(2002), Volver (2006)  Common themes: Women, Sexuality however criticized by Feminists
  • 12. Javier Bardem •Spanish Movies: Tacones Lejanos (1994), Carne Trémula (1997), Días Contados (1994) •Best Work: The Sea Inside (2004) a true story directed by Chilean Alejandro Amenábar in which Bardem, in his best role, interpreted real-life Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, a paralysed person who struggled to attain his own euthanasia. •Hollywood Films: Before Night Falls, Oscar Nomination; Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) •2006’s No Country for Old Men won him an Oscar
  • 13. Antonio Banderas  Spanish actor who has done highest number of Hollywood films  Spanish Films: Labyrinth of Passion,(1982), Matador (1986), Law of Desire ("La Ley del Deseo", 1987), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown ("Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios", 1988), and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! ("¡Átame!", 1989)  Desperado (1995), Spy Kids (2001), Original Sin (2001), The Legend of Zorro , Shrek series
  • 14. Penélope Cruz  Became Spain's first female Oscar winner as Best Supporting actress for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2008  Spanish Works: Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All about my mother), Jamón, Jamón, Abre los Ojos (Open Your Eyes), Live Flesh,
  • 15. Football  In July 2008, Spain rose to the top of the FIFA World Ranking for the first time  In 2010 the Spanish Football team created history by winning the Fifa World Cup for the first time in history.  Football is the national craze of the Spanish people. It is the most popular hobby in Spain.