Mar phàirt den mhuinntireas-ealain ann an Dùthaich nam Bascach bidh mi fo stiùireadh den chompanaidh dannsa "Kukai" a tha stèidichte ann Errenteria, faisg air a' bhaile Donostia/San-Sebatian, far a bheil mi a' fuireach.
'S e companaidh dannsa proifeiseanta a tha a’ dèanamh measgadh de dhannsa tradaiseanta agus dannsa co-aimsireach. Thachair mi riutha an-dè airson a’ chiad turas agus dh' ionnsadh mi ceum no dha den Fandango – dannsa tradaiseanta bhon Dùthaich nam Bascach. Dh' ionnsachadh mi cuideachd dhaibhsan diofar dannsaichean bho Alba – Highland Schottische, Dannsa Gàidhealach, agus beagan dannsa ceum bho Cheap Bhreatainn cuideachd.
Yesterday I had my first workshop with the Kukai Dantza Konpainia - a dance company based in Errenteria. They use a mixture of contemporary dance and traditional Basque dance. They taught me some steps from the Fandango and I taught them a Highland Schottishe, Highland fling and also some Cape Breton jig and reel steps.
They are preparing for two different shows which they have coming up and after the workshops I stayed to watch their rehearsals. It was absolutely wonderful to see how see how the piece developed and progressed and how traditional dance could be incorporated so seamlessly with contemporary movement. Check out their website for videos of their work: http://www.kukai.eus/index.php/en/
Here’s a wee video of me teaching four steps of the Highland Fling. They did a pretty good job I’d say!
And here is Jon Maya and Kukai teaching the Fandago steps!!
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Gaelic Artist in Residence as part of the Tosta collaboration project between cultural agents in several minority language communities of Europe’s Atlantic coast. The project combines the promotion of artistic creation, the celebration of linguistic and cultural diversity and the balanced management of local languages in an international project.