Giants
In the Valencia region began the custom of Giants in 1589 when, for the first time, the city of Valencia drew up them for parade in the procession of Corpus Christi. In Algemesí also came to take part in the processions of the Mare de Déu de la Salut, as evidenced the written documents and graphic sources, although their participation was intermittent and sporadic in the last years.
 
Berca Grup de Danses d'Algemesí regained a pair of Giants in 2007, after they were drew up and presented to citizens on the occasion of the Dansada a la Mare de Déu that year. The Giants are representing King James I, conqueror and creator of the Kingdom of Valencia, and his wife Violant of Hungary.
 
The costumes that show has not been made at random and corresponds to pieces of valencian royalty clothing from the late thirteenth century.
 
The melody of the dance is a composition of Josep Juste, in 2007 teacher at the Escola Municipal de Tabalet i Dolçaina d'Algemesí. The dance consists of two distinct parts: the first, elegant and solemn, recalls the characteristics of court dances; on the contrary, the second one, a cheerful and jolly “jota”, echoes the Valencian dances.
 
In the procession, as in the past, march past in last position before the Processional Cross. Currently, the Dance of the Giants is danced at the Capella de la Troballa, in the widening of the Berca street just in front of the house of Blessed Josepa Naval, in the Placeta del Carbó and, finally, in the Plaça Major.
 

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