In this workshop we examine what remains when the pomp is extracted from a bullfight, its parts deconstructed and examined as individual postures and movements. Reduced to its elements, the bullfight becomes a ritualized spectacle imbued with calculated bravado, performed machismo and the unabashed animal body. A death embrace between man and beast. What insights can we gain from those who have an intimate knowledge of what it means to face death in this way? Tauromaquia is so buried in debates about tradition and politics that it is no longer interesting to speak about it. Let us instead embody both bull and bullfighter, blur the lines between human and animal and contemplate masculinity as the power to give death.

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