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Basque Dance

Dance is a key part of Basque identity. Progressively freed from traditional practices, today it has been given a new meaning: participation, integration, social interaction and conviviality.

Aurrez aurre - Maritzuli konpainia (2009 - cc-Dantzan.com)
The coexistence of different customs, from spontaneous festive dancing to folklore including renewed ancient rituals (carnivals, processions and parades) as well as contemporary creations show how this practice is constantly evolving.

Both highly technical and popular, spontaneous and cultural, Basque dance reflects the complex nature of Basque society which cannot simply be reduced to archetypes.

Directory of players from the world of Basque dance

A directory of all those involved in Basque dance in the Northern Basque Country (choreographers and companies, programmers, resource centres, etc.).