La Carxofa y els Arquets
DANSES DE LA CARXOFA
 
Widespread in the rest of the Valencian regions, which also receives the names of "Dansa de Teixidors", "Betes", "les Gitanetes" or "la Magrana", "the Dansa de la Carxofa" occupies during "La Festa de la Mare de Deu" third in the order output. Formerly, when the procession ended, the Carxofa that crowns the stick on which turns the dance opened and in came a white dove.
 
HISTORY
 
Popular in the Corpus Christi processions are dance itself was as weavers. This would be the possible origin in Alzira, as during the seventeenth century it was a very large and entrenched profession. Known since 1830 under the name Dance laso Maidens, its evolution has presented few changes to the present. Among the most memorable people must mention teachers Jeroni curca (1830-1844) and the family of the Felip, "els Mauricios" which for much of the twentieth century were commissioned to carry it out. Since 1964, he is dance teacher Maria Lacero Ferragut.
 
DANCE
This is a unique dance performed to the sound of dolçaina i tabalet, in which a group of twelve girls twisted and untwisted circular dance colored ribbons.
 
DRESS
 
The costume girls esta Composed white blouse and skirt vivid colors similar Pastoretes The carrying them . Formerly , who it was used was completely white , like the one at present in dance dels USING Arquets .
 
DANZAS de los ARQUETS
 
Like other dances involved in the Party, the instrument that runs the dance is the one that gives the name to the dance. Here are some adorned with colored paper that girls move Stepped way to the rhythm of music arcs.
 
HISTORIA
 
The Dansa dels Arquets happens to be one of the most popular dances of the Valencian processional customs. Since its inception, its history goes hand Dansa of Carxofa, as both ceremonial dances formed a single group. 1988 this was split into two. Since then, the Dansa dels Arquets is executed by a single, independent group below the Dansa of Carxofa.
 
DANCE
 
Interpreted with dolçaina and tabal and following the tune of Carxofa has the following changes: els Cruces, 1 i 2, the Cadena and the Caps.
 
DRESS
 
The suit dels Arquets is white, very similar to that put communicants. As supplements carry a ombliguera green at the waist and colored ribbons on the head.

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