Here some extracts from our repertory.
The dances which we carry out for you, represent the scenes of the everyday life, the trades of the country and also demonstrate the warlike past of the Basque people.
A dance common to
the 7 provinces of the Basque Country
This dance is a homage to the unit of the country transcending the provincial and national borders.
The tradition of Gipuzkoa includes a cycle of the dances carried out with instruments such as swords, sticks and arches, dances in which the dancers show their virtuosities.
In the valley of Oxabavia, the village of the same name is nestles at the foot of the mountain which overlooks the hermitage of the Virgin of Muskilda. Each year, in September, the dancers of the village offer to the Virgin the first steps of their dance animated by the Bobo, character with the two faces such Janus. This Bobo, who might be called the simpleton, who disturbs the dance by his japes.
Province of Navvare
This dance is performed by the women of the villages a few days before the religious festivals of Ascension. Bastan a high valley which has as it's capital ELIZONDO, is famous for the battles against Almohade (The Arab dynasty which occupied part of Spain in year 1200).
The dance is an offering to God to ensure the fertility of the fields and good crops so that no-one in the valley has to go hungry.
If all the celebrations start with a solemn homage to the Basque flag, Ikuriñari; they end all in the popular dance of our country, the fandango.
It is always followed of Arin-arin, which means light light, a lively and aery dance which often closes our group performance.
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