Gaztemundu 2014 For Dance Instructors
The Basque Government has opened up the application period for this year's Gaztemundu training program that will take place July 5-20, 2014 in Donostia-San Sebastian. This year's program is aimed at dantzaris and people who are in charge of Basque club dance groups. Anyone meeting the criteria is eligible to participate, regardless of age. Criteria include: be 18 years of age by January 2014; reside outside of Euskadi and be a member of a Basque club that is has been recognized for at least three years; certify status as a teaching dancer or current director of a traditional Basque dance group; has not participated in a Gaztemundu program since 2003. Deadline to apply is June 3rd. Complete information is available here.
Have you checked out the NABO Bulletin Board lately? It is full of great opportunities for training, student exchanges, and more. If you would like to participate in one of these exchanges, or have opportunities in your community, or home, for someone from the Basque Country, please use this resource so that we can connect more people. It's a win win!
From Echevarria to Etxeberria Documentary
Ander Iriarte, director of the documentary From Echevarria to Etxeberria was at the Center for Basque Studies on Tuesday presenting his work. The documentary deals with the impact of various forms of violence on the Basque Nationalist Left Movement in Oiartzun, but it is more about the personal stories of those who lived, and are living, this reality. The documentary is very well done, and I personally recommend it to anyone that has a chance to see it. It puts a face on a topic that many Basques in the US may not be aware of, or openly talk about. The documentary will be shown on Thursday, May 8th at 5:30pm at the Boise Basque Museum and Cultural Center and on Friday, May 9th at 7:30pm at the San Francisco Basque Cultural Center. Mr. Iriarte will be present at both screenings to answer questions. This tour was made possible thanks to the collaboration of the BEO, the CBS, the Boise Museum and NABO. Mr. Iriarte has also indicated that if more clubs are interested in seeing the film, he would be willing to return for another tour. If your club or entity might be interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.