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ARTISTAK: Shared Basque Performer Tours

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The Basque Government provides some support for arranging entertainer tours.  NABO coordinates about one a year, but Basque clubs are encouraged to develop their own tours.

Independent tours (so not limited to what NABO arranges).  If an organization can get others to join in the endeavor, it improves the likelihood of it being supported. NABO coordinated tours.  One group is moved around to as many of our regions as possible.  Generally only one tour a year is arranged.
An example of a successful previous tour featuring the group "GOSE:" http://www.euskalkultura.com/news/do-you-want-to-perform-at-basque-clubs-take-advantage-of-the-call-for-basque-cultural-tour-grants-in-the-diaspora/view?set_language=en   and http://www.basqueed.org/GOSE-USA2011.htm Previous NABO arranged entertainment tours

GOAL. The Basque Government has created a special fund to send over Basque performers for a broad tour of our Basque communities.  The objectives are threefold:  to 1) help animate our Basque community with something out-of-the-ordinary; 2) reveal some of the new Basque artists and their works; and 3) get our area clubs/organizations working together on some joint events. 

REQUIRED. Several Basque clubs need to work together to coordinate this.  The performers are not paid a performance fee—they come over with the understanding that their travel is covered.  While the Basque Government provides funds for travel, each host community is responsible for arranging a performance and negotiating lodging and food for the performers while they are there.  Then after a few days, they move on to the next Basque community.

APPLICATION. Nominating individual/groups: A hard copy (no email or fax) application in Spanish or Basque must be received by TBA at:

Euskara application form     Spanish application form

Giras Culturales
Presidencia del Gobierno Vasco-Lehendakaritza
Secretaría General de Acción Exterior
Calle Navarra, número 2,
01007 Vitoria-Gasteiz
Euskadi SPAIN

We'll have to move quickly amongst ourselves to 1) identify one or two groups to bring over and 2) decide how to best distribute these among hosting communities.

AUKERAN DANTZA KONPAINIA.  El año pasado, mostraste interés en el último espectáculo de la compañía, BIDEAK, y por eso nos ponemos en contacto contigo para contarte un poco como le ha ido a lo largo de este año.  La obra está teniendo mucho éxito y ya ha sido presentada en muchos lugares de Euskadi: Gasteiz, Donostia, Oiartzun, Zarautz, Elorrio, Aia, Sestao, Durango, Zornotza, Ataun, Leioa, Basauri, Idiazabal, Orio, Zumarraga, Zaldibar, Gernika, Galdakao, Elgeta, Bergara, Beasain, Azpeitia, Tolosa...   También, después de actuar en el Victoria Eugenia de Donostia en el marco de la inauguración del Teatro, Aukeran actuó en el Festival Internacional Dansa a Elx (Comunidad Valenciana) y obtuvo muy buena acogida. Hace poco, BIDEAK se programó en la Fira Mediterránia de Manresa, y se presentará el próximo 18 de diciembre en el Arriaga de Bilbao.
Website: http://www.aukeran.com/
Video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGNYFIb6F1o&feature=related
Mikel Urdangarin and his group was also here in the US performing in San Francisco & Reno.  This second tour could expand that scope.
Antzerki dantza taldea

New show "Nortasunaren bila" (In search of an identity). This is a musical show in the form of a fairy tale in which a young girl, who lives in our current, individualistic society, feels the need to to learn about the past of her country and begins a journey in search of her roots. 


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