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 North American Basque Organizations
  A federation of organizations to sustain BASQUE culture
 
 


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ño Nuevo!

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EUSKAL DANTZAK: Basque Folk Dance

As part of NABO's mission to promote Basque culture, there remains a consistent effort to promote Basque folk dance because of its accessibility (it is open to most all and relatively quick to learn) and aesthetics (it's flashy to present to an audience).  Below are some resources:

Related links:  DANTZA & MUSIKA Focus Group      2010 Jaialdi Invitation
 

 
Recorded

dance music

Overview of

Basque Folk Dance

Dance

Workshops
United States

Dance Groups


 

For fun: Evolution of Dance
Patxi eta Bat Biru
Riverdance
Euskal Dantza (Batekmila)


XEMEIN

DANTZARI DANTZA
Agintearena, Banakoa, Makil Ezpata, Txankarreku, etc.

KAIXARRANKA

Bizkaia aurreskuak




Alurr
Kukai-1937
Kukai-Sarieta
Aukeran

J.A. URBELTZ

 


GIZON DANTZA

BROKEL DANTZAK

ONATI Korpus
Highlights



INGURUTXOAK
Leitza
Iribas

Bedaio
Ttun-ttun

Iruñeko Ezpata-dantza

Iturengo Soka-Dantza

Otsagi


Baztango mutil dantzak


Oinkari (Basque Country)


Fandango (Jota)
Arratiako Jota & Arin-arin


Arin-arin (Porrusalda)


Villabuena: Bailaos
Ekora katea




MASKARADAK




LAPURDI CARNIVAL


Kabalkada Reno 2009

 

Plaza Dantza


  Considering making new costumes?
All white for the guys and red skirts for the girls were for a long time the norm for most groups. Some groups looking for variety, opted to go in different directions and that is what explains some original, invented costumes. Whereas this is great for indulging a creative urge, an alternative is to take into consideration the wide assortment of costumes depending upon the region and dance. Also note that today's costumes were yesterday's everyday wear--yes that is how people dressed. Arguably the best resource in this country for Basque costumes is Dr. Lisa Corcostegui (email zenbatgara@charter.net )  Check out the web links below for some ideas, and contact NABO for more information.


  Need the music for the dance?
A couple of websites have made available the music for you to hear the dance tunes of Bizkaia & Gipuzkoa:  Bizkaia dance tunes      Gipuzkoa dance tunes

NABO has compiled the recorded and sheet music for a good many Basque dances. If there is something specific you are looking for, contact NABO at:
info@naBASQUE.org to see if we can assist your group. 


  Want some new dances?    Click on: Dance Video Clips
Depending on the standard, there are five hundred Basque dances. No group covers all of them so each group's challenge is to decide where to focus their time an energy.  In addition to the website links below, you can also acquire a set of a dozen videotapes (about twenty hours) of Basque folk dance where you should get plenty of ideas. To get your set contact Jesus Pedroarena  This material is presently being transformed into a digital format.


Need some equipment?   
There are some resources, but in most cases it is all custom made.  One shop that has set up to make equipments is:

Joxe Manuel Agirre
Ibaiondo, 11 - 20400 Tolosa
943 67 05 04
musikagirre@euskalnet.net


Want more background information?
Again, these websites below are great resources to begin brainstorming for costume / dance ideas.

http://www.euskaljantziak.com/
http://www.dantzan.com/argazkiak
http://www.euskaldantzarienbiltzarra.com/
http://bizkaia.dantzak.com/
http://gipuzkoa.dantzak.com/euskara/index.php
http://dantzariak.net/
Dance Group Contacts

Basque Dance If you prefer a book of your own on the subject, this is also available at:
http://www.amazon.com/Basque-Dance-John-M-Ysursa

 

 

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