Considering making new
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
firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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:
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
to see if we can assist your group.
Want some new dances?
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: