La danza tradicional como lugar de encuentro

  1. Elías Martínez Muñiz 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Valladolid

    Universidad de Valladolid

    Valladolid, España


Músicas e saberes em trânsito
  1. Moreno Fernandez, Susana (coord.)
  2. Roxo, Pedro (coord.)
  3. Iván Iglesias Iglesias (coord.)

Publisher: Edições Colibri

ISBN: 978-989-689-242-5

Year of publication: 2012

Type: Book chapter


The processional dance in the province of Valladolid (Spain) consists of a set of repertoires of oral tradition among which, no doubt, is notable the one of the town of Villafrades de Campos. The relationship that I established with the members of this community has kept me as one more element that contributes to the maintenance of its traditions for over 20 years. However, what is most striking is that dance itself is being the trigger for a mechanism of cohesion, which is opposed to the disintegration and, ultimately, the real demise of the town. Each summer, the process of diaspora is halted, stopping the population to spread to different industrial areas of Spain and other European countries.