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INGURUTXOA: Bedaio (Gipuzkoa)

Ingurutxoa are traditional social circle dances for men and women, that in a sense is ritualized courtship from an earlier era.  This version is from the town of Bedaio in Gipuzkoa.
This dance was introduced and instructed by Joxema Mendiola, as part of NABO's Winter 2009 dance workshop

Video clip:

Backup version in flash (flv) format if above is re/moved: Bedaioko Ingurutxoa

Audio clips: .wma files (can be played on Windows media player available free online).  You can also download directly from the links below as well.

1. Kalejira (dantzariak prestatzeko)The group is formed as men and women form into a large group.

2. Inguru handi & Zubia (atzetik hasita).  The group goes around in a semi-circle, then the tunnel with the rear couple coming to the front.

3. Inguru handi & Zubia  Repeat the semi-circle, then tunnel.

4. Inguru txiki.
  Females remain in place, and the aurresku dances in front of them leading them around in a circle; meanwhile the remaining males go to the center and just speak--pretending they aren't interested in the women.  Neskak geratzen dira tokian, aurreskua jartzen da bere aurrian eta beste mutil guztiak joaten dira plazan erdiraá, aurreskuak atzeraka dantzatzen du eta neskak aurreraka bere atzetik

5. Inguru txiki.  Neskak aurreraka eta mutila atzeraka (8 garren compasan itzuli)

6. Fandangoa

7. Arin-arin

8. Biribilketa

Photos from moments in the dance:

Inguru handi


Inguru txiki

Inguru handi

Inguru txiki (neskak aurreraka eta mutila atzeraka



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