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A very typical tradition in Barcelona is to gather in front of the Catedral to dance sardanes on Sunday morning.

The sardana is a type of circle dance typical of Catalonia. The dance was originally from the Empordà region, but started gaining popularity throughout Catalonia during the 19th and 20th century. People join hands and dance in a circle in sync with the drum taps. The Sardana Dance Statuary, located in El Mirador de l’Alcalde in Barcelona, is dedicated to celebrate this form of dance. It was created in 1966 by Josep Cañas. Mannequins dressed up in traditional gear against the back drop of well manicured and lush green lawns, makes a pretty picture and it truly represents the ancient dance form.

More information:

What is la sardana?
More information about la sardana

Other videos:

A professional exhibition of sardana at the Auditorium
Visual history of the Sardana
Sardanes from a tender age: competition in Balaguer

Video: © TokyographyTV
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhK0BIZoyac


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