It was a hot day in May, 1994, when Wall Street executives, matadors, flamencos, and children gathered to celebrated an ancient ritual, a ritual to pit man against beast. This particular beast though had a special sense of self, however, upturning the ritual into an irreverent celebration set to a Bulerias rhythm provided by the Spanish born, Santa Fe based Chuscales. We bow to Paco de Lucia for a snip of his much beloved "Entre Dos Aguas" for the opening scene of the wild bulls, peacefully roaming the hills of Spain. Joselillo and Nino de Pincel, the matadors, were crushed by the mocking behavior of what they thought would be the meanest, toughest bull ever to charge the arena (for an hour) in Bowling Green, NYC. Endorsed by the NYC Parks Commissioner, Henry Stern, the event gave us all a chance to consider just how triumph might feel to the bullied who succeed in dominating their bullies. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Spanish Arts, directed and edited by Deirdre Towers with dancers Liliana Morales, Maya de Silva, Paco Montes, and singing by La Conja.

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