Basque Dance

“A people that sing and dance on top of the Pyrenees.” This is how Voltaire described the Basque people. Although his definition is short, it captures the essence of the Basque who know what a festival is and that a besta is first of all, dancing. Decorated in vivid, festive colors, following the beat of a simple drum and flute called a txistu, Basques dance their most famous light fandango, sword dances, jauzika or jumping dances.