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Zenbat Gara Euskal Dantzari Taldea

Zenbat Gara is a Basque-American Folk Dance Ensemble dedicated to increasing the awareness of the diversity and richness of Basque traditional dance. The group was founded in 1989 at the University of Nevada, Reno and is currently in residence at the Center for Basque Studies. The Zenbat Gara web site has more information about the group’s activities, which include dance research and creation of traditional costumes.

Cyber Dantza

The Cyber Dantza site was developed by Lisa Corcostegui, Ph.D. student at the Center for Basque Studies, as an Internet resource for Basque dance. It includes historical information on many dances, plus photos of traditional costumes created by the Zenbat Gara Dance Ensemble.

Ms. Corcostegui's dissertation research focuses on dance performances in the towns of OƱati, Gipuzkoa and in Boise, Idaho. You can view photos and information online from her Europe fieldwork of Summer 2001.


Dantzaldizkaria is an educational internet publication created by Lisa Corcostegui for Basque-American dancers. The site features articles, frequently asked questions, and news releases relating to Basque dance. Readers are encouraged to send in their dance-related questions. There are about thirty Basque clubs that comprise North American Basque Organizations, Inc., and most of these have their own dance group to learn and perform Basque dance.


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