Category Archive: Catalonia

shadow circle

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The Sardanes, a traditional circle dance, is danced with pride by Catalans irrespective of whether they’re in Spain or France. Images of the dancers themselves tell the story of the many different individuals… Continue reading

building human castles

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Conventional shots of the finished human castle have their place, but I wanted to give an idea of what it feels like to do. It’s really hard work and each supporting member must… Continue reading

tightening the castel belt

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Traditionally, the long wide Castellar belt is put on as tightly and smoothly as possible. It supports the back – vital since each pillar-member will bear the weight of several people – and… Continue reading

human castles in the sun

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It’s on days like this that I find myself thinking how much I love my job. At the University of Girona, the challenge was to show that being a Castellar (a human castle… Continue reading