by wjw on March 24, 2012

As a co-author of the bull-leaping story “Tauromachia,” I’ve retained an interest in feats of gymnastics performed on and about our Taurid cousins.

Here we find some Cretan bull-leapers— well actually they’re Spanish recontadores, aided I suspect by some enthusiastic local amateurs— introducing their sport to Canada.  Which may cause a certain conceptual disconnect when you hear “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the start of the video.  (It is played to salute the bulls, who are from Colorado.)

Recontadores supposedly suffer gorings and other injuries with much greater frequency than matadors, and with this video you will see why.

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