Els Bastonets
 
 
The warrior act appears in many of the ritual dances that have, within their sequence, the beating of weapons or objects. Dances known as canes or paloteo, the Algemesí stand out from the others by displaying a blazing speed of execution in each of its developments. In them, the dancers, eight in number plus a teacher, beat rhythmically together or simultaneous plates and rods
 
HISTORY
 
Is documented for the first time under the name Dance of Eight or Dance of Men, 1839, pointing-is a possible import of dance from Morella (Dances Sexeni) Years later, shortly before the twentieth century, called exotic Dance of the Indians. 1980 was joining a group of dancing women. Currently there are three groups of dancers who appear in the procession, two men and one of women. Among those tied to the history dels bastonets they are especially remembered the families of the Fernandissos and Corello (Josep Marco and Castillo), the Capità, Tomàs de Pipa, the family of Pare-Sants and Pepe Alandete "Sardine", all these in the functions of teachers. As dancers have Ciriac memory, Casimir and Mingo.
 
MUSIC
 
It is interpreted with dolçaina and table presenting many compositions as evolves develop. Are El Paco, U, Queta, Three Colpets, la Figuera, hunting, Bolero, of Planxa, the Negrito, 7 i 19, Corredora, 2 i 15, the Mambrú, Galician, l'Ampla and Defensa de Planxa.
 
DRESS
 
The suit consists of body and kilt red velvet (blue in the case of the women's group), hat with colorful feathers and long white socks with sandals facepiece farmers. In the back, on a sort of ferreruelo, embroidery thread lead argente the anagram of Maria or any allegorical figure of the Mare de Deu de la Salut (the Well, the Morera and the Morning Star).
 
OBJECTS
 
Indispensable part of dance, necessary for its implementation, with the stick and grilled. The first is a wooden stick about two feet in length. The second, a metal plate, coat type, about ten centimeters in diameter.
 

 

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