Projects being prepared by BIZKAI euskal folklor elkartea for which definite dates have yet to be finalised
EUSKAL HERRIKO IRRINTZILARIEN LEHEN TXAPELKETA

Irrintzi Championship of the Basque Country

This will be held in all the historical territories of the Basque Country, from March to September inclusive. We hope to hold the grand finale in Bilbao.

The event will be a fine showcase for a disappearing aspect of the “Basque soul”.


For the first time there will be a chance to hear the complete range of the prehistoric yells of the Basque Country. There will also be exhibitions of traditional dance and music.


Although not finalised, the venues are likely to be as follows

14th March 2004:
18th April 2004:
23rd May 2004:
20th June 2004:
11th July 2004:
22th August 2004:
12th September 2004:

Laudio
Deba
Leitza
Sara
Donibane Garazi
Atharratze
Lekeitio
Araba
Gipuzkoa
Nafarroa Garaia
Lapurdi
Nafarroa Beherea
Xiberua
Bizkaia
(The Historic Territory Final)
(The Historic Territory Final)
(The Historic Territory Final)
(The Historic Territory Final)
(The Historic Territory Final)
(The Historic Territory Final)
(The Historic Territory Final)

26th September
2004:


Bilbao

Bizkaia

(The Basque Country Final)
The competition will finish up with a large folk festival.

We need help gathering information on irrintzi and irrintzina. This information can be:
– oral,
– written,
– from publications,
– articles published in the press
– photographs or slides,
– audio recording,
– films or video tapes,
– names of irrintzilaris with their address and telephone number, where possible
– etc.

Please contact us at our e-mail address
DANTZA-ESKOLEN SORKUNTZA BIZKAIAN

Creation of Dantza-Eskolas in Bizkaia
The idea is to create Dantza-Eskolas which would revive authentic Traditional Dance. These schools will be located in the following towns:

Arrigorriaga, Barakaldo, Dima, Berriz, Erandio, Lekeitio, Ondarru, Plentzia, Sopela, Sopuerta, Urdulitz, Zalla, Zeanuri y Zeberio.

One of our first jobs will be to prepare a team of quality Dantza-maisus in each town.
AURRESKU-BILBO
Video recordings of the remaining dantzaris who can still perform this dance with local variations.
JOTA ETA ARIÑ-ARIÑ
Video recordings of dantzaris and dantzarisas of over 58 years old, who can perform these dances with local variations.
OHIKO EUSKAL DANTZAREN NAZIO EGUNA

National Traditional Basque Dance Day
Other projects:
VIDEO-DICTIONARY OF BASQUE DANCE
We want to create a Video-Dictionary giving the choreography and other information on traditional Basque dance.
BIZKAI EUSKAL FOLKLOR ELKARTEAREN LIBURUA
We intend to publish the history of our work in defence of traditional Basque dance.



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Irrintzis


 

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