Group of Bastoners

Group stick dancers. This dance is a set of dances that use a cane or two, poking them to the rhythm of the music and is a widespread throughout Europe and especially in the Mediterranean countries with particularities defined in each place.

The dance of sticks tells in dance form the struggle between two sides, which are distinguished by the colors of the skirt and the scarf.

Some believe that it is of Greek origin, some say that it can be traced to ancient prehistoric agrarian rites, but the more extended theory points to sword dances as possible.

In Catalonia, the first known documentary reference to a cane dance is from the 12th century.

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