El Bolero
 
Before the Processional Cross and closing the secular part of the procession, the Ball de les llauradores stands, consisting of an indeterminate number of couples who, accompanied by a section of wind instruments of wood and metal, interpret notes Bolero, Algemesí traditional dance that takes a processional character.
 
HISTORY
 
The first written reference is found in 1906, although it was not until 1934 that a continued presence occurs on the feast of La Mare de Déu de la Salut. It is, therefore, the modern dance of all who come in the procession.
Since then, they have served as masters of dance "José Soldino Escribano (1906-1908); Eduardo Borras Sabater, El Campanero, (1934-1943); Vicent Navarro Dominguez, Blayet, (1944-1960); Vicent Nácher Llanes (1961- 1966), Fernando Garcia Monzo (1972-2001); Adrià Moreno Aliaga (1967-1971, and continues from 2002).
1994 dancing was legally constituted in association, and coated legal personality in order to keep the tradition alive.
 
DANCE
 
The bolero is a traditional dance widespread in Valencian, which in the case of Algemesí has six variants with a particular scheme: only consist of one hand with good standing, to adapt to the conditions of the procession.
These six variants, actually six different dances, are called: Valencia, Reies, Trençaos, Típics, Madrid and Bots, which have emerged over time.
 
MUSIC
 
Unlike other dances, music llauradores Ball of them is played by a brass section, consisting of clarinet, saxophone, trombone, trumpet or horn and euphonium, rhythmically accompanied by castanets or false of the dancers.
Today the dance has a repertoire of six songs, each with the particularity of being interpreted either for any of the six dances. The oldest is the Bolero Vell, also known as Bolero or Bolero Liso Mallorquín, which follow the Bolero no. No. 2 and Bolero. 3 master Vicente Serrano Redondo; Pardines later, the teacher added Miguel Esparza Garcia, Bolero Processional Algemesí (1967), by French Ernesto Saez, and the Centenari Bolero (2006), the composer Juan Jiménez Cerezo.
 
DRESS
 
The clothing worn by members of the dance is linked to the process of ritualization experienced by the Valencian traditional costume. In the case of women, with an aesthetic that mixes elements of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, according to the fashions of the moment. Styling has traditionally opted for the three-bun. As regards the male costume, the model followed is the traditional Torrentí, complemented by the characteristic barret d'arboços. For both women and men, espadrilles are set as the main footwear.
 
More información
 
MORENO, Adrià; ROIG, Edu and OLIVARES, Enric, El bolero d’Algemesí. One Hundred Years of Dance Llauradores, Algemesí, 2006.
 

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