The spectacle known as El Chino Torero y Sus Enanitos is an artful combination of racial, size and species discrimination and cruelty, with the odd cowpat joke. So, ideal for the kids to whom the shows are marketed as part of the bullfight packages sold by promotors to municipalities seeking a way to express publicly their commitment to an equal opportunities agenda, hoho:
Manuel Pérez Luque, the original Chino Torero, was apparently inspired by the success of the Mexican comic Daniel “Chino” Herrera to dress up as a Chinaman. He launched his travelling spectacle in the 1950s and died in 2002. I assume the current show, seen in Valencia on Saturday, is based on his legacy, and I’d love to see video of his act (and of Mr Herrera’s).
Here’s a promo for a Mexican enanitos toreros show:
Children are allowed to fight and kill bulls in Mexico, but are dwarves condemned to comic relief?
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