The Catalan footprint // Sardana


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‘La Sardana’ is a popular dance that became the national dance in Catalonia. It consists of a group of men and women holding hands in a circle, traditionally alternating with the sexes, and dancing to the sounds of a ‘cobla’, formed by twelve musicians playing tranditional Catalan instruments. They dance to the right and to the left with a changing tempo.

The dance was temporarily banned during Franco’s dictatorship, but later on it was declared national heritage by the Catalan Government.

The origin of la sardana is quite ambiguous and there are many theories of its origins. Do you want to know them?