A celebration of Basque Traditional Dance in the most contemporary way possible.
Friday 26 April | 7:30pm | Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh
“Dantza” is a musical feature, turning on Basque dances and their ancestral symbolism. The project yokes the talents of director Telmo Esnal, artist and sculptor Koldobika Jauregui, and scholar and folklorist Juan Antonio Urbeltz.
The screening will be preceded by a traditional Basque dance and music performance in collaboration with the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and TRACS as well as Pintxos (Basque Tapas) available in our pop-up bar.
A poetic song to tradition, the land, its people, myths and customs. Celebrating a natural cycle – people’s, nature’s seasons – but looping this over several centuries, “Dantza” shows the Basque cinema not only scaling up in budget but broadening its range. Symbology which shows the hypnotic universe of traditional dance. A story about the cycle of life and death, of the struggle for survival. Where the passage of time is marked by the course of nature. And dance is the language chosen to tell. Music accompanies everyday routines; Life is Rhythm!
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