Eat, Drink, Dance and Be Basque in Boise
The Oinkari Basque Dancers are holding an event on the Basque Block on July 19th called “Eat, Drink, Dance and be Basque.” This event, a warm-up for San Inazio is a block party with the Basque Market and the Goizaldi Dantza Taldea from Donostia, Gipuzkoa. Goizaldi visited Boise for the first Jaialdi in 1987 and are now back for a visit. Cost of the event is $40 that includes dinner catered by the Basque Market, a performance by the Goizaldi Dantza Taldea and the Oinkaris and strolling musicians from Boise and the Basque Country. For complete information, please visit their website.
Reno Basque Festival
Reno’s Zazpiak Bat Basque Club will host its 51st Annual Basque Festival on July 21st at Wingfield Park in downtown Reno. The festivities will begin with mass at 9:30am celebrated by Aita Antton with the participation of Udaleku campers. After mass, opening ceremonies will begin at 10:30am followed by an entire day full of Basque dance, with local dancers as well as the Irrintzi Dancers from Winnemucca, Basque sports, Bertoslariak, and lots of great food and drink. This year, Errebal has also returned to the delight of the local dance crowd, thanks in part to the generosity of the NV Arts Council. After the picnic wraps up, everyone is encouraged to attend the public dance beginning at 7pm at the Hard Water House again to the music of Errebal. The club is also throwing a festival kick-off at St. John’s Presbyterian Church on Friday night following the Udaleku final performance. If you’d like to attend the final performance and the kick-off, please RSVP here as space is limited.
Udaleku 2018: Week Two
This is the second and final week of Udaleku in Reno. It is incredible to see how much the kids have learned in this short time, as well as the friendships that have formed. To have a taste of what they have done at camp, please enjoy these photos. Organizers would again like to thank everyone who has made this year’s camp possible, especially Dominica Zubillaga who organized all of the housing, and Ann Rosevear for organizing the kitchen, with the help of Odette Daniels. They would especially like to acknowledge the NV Humanities Council for its generous grant award. The kids will show off what they learned at their final performance on Friday, July 20th at St. John’s Presbyterian Church at 7pm. Again, if you would like to attend, please RSVP, as space is limited.