9 minutes. Clarke parallels the sense of spectacle and the real violence of an actual bullfight with a dance interpretation of the emotional experience, using a distillation of the ritual gestures in the Spanish bull ring. In her intense interpretation, Sokolow embodies both matador and bull, both executioner and the sacrifice.
The coronation of Juan Carlos I marked the third restoration of Spanish Bourbon rule. This program tracks post-Franco Spain as it transitioned into a parliamentary monarchy and moved forward into the 21st century.