|In Zuberoa we find some of the Basque Country's
most interesting ritual dance in the form of the maskaradak. The dances
from this Basque carnival celebration are well known. To see the ritual dances from
Zuberoa click here.
Another kind of
dance also exists in Zuberoa, however. This dance is participatory in nature.
The costumes at the left, which date to the late eighteenth century, are used for
performance of this type of dance. The woman wears the characteristic capulet as a
head-covering and both the capulet and jacket are adorned with richly textured brocade
fabrics. As in Erronkari, two skirts are worn; the top one drawn up and fastened in
The participatory dances from Zuberoa include kontra dantzak or
quadrilles, danced in groups of couples, dantza jokoak or game dances such as Zuberoako
Makil Dantzak, and branlea.
Zenbat Gara performing a kontra dantza 1994