exist. The characteristic one of the procession, is the one
"of swords". The calls dances "of woods", are not represented in this
religious act, as it is not it either the well-known like of "degollau",
demonstrative of warrior dances very old. There
was a time in which
the dancers executed their dance around the foreman, to that they put
his swords in the shoulder, surrounding their neck. At the present time,
no longer it is made on this foreman, but on the dancer who carries ribbons.
Today day they are five you dance. That is to say: the one of "swords",
the one of "old woods", the one of "new woods", the one of "ribbons" and
"degollau". To Mr. Valentín Gardeta, the responsibility of both first,
as well as the music and choreography are attributed to him of third.
The dance of ribbons, corresponds to D. Emilio Gutiérrez; and of the teacher
Roman it is the dance of "degollau" (its true name is "Memories
The dancers usually try habitually two days nothing else.
One of the tests takes upon maturity at the end of the month of July,
meanwhile that the other, of general type - it is celebrated with the music band-
is already made near the day of San Lorenzo (10 of August). The enclosures
in which these tests are carried out, have been and are diverses; from
the orchard of "Cacón", patio of the Salesianos, bullring, City council,
schools of San Viator and Juan XXIII, to the old Provincial Residences.
In principle, these tests took control of bandurria (a type of mandolin) and guitar, more of
the times touched by such dancing. More ahead, Radio-Huesca would provide
recordings in cassette.
Formerly, the "Rapatán" in charge to occur all
type of warnings to their companions, already was dates, hour and place
of meetings, like trials performances.... but this has been disappearing.
Now it belongs to the functions of the Secretary of the Grouping.
it is known that the primitive dances of some cultures, were carried out
to are of salterio ( psaltery). It is already in century XVIII when passage occurs
to the gaita. And indeed at the end of this century, the oscenses request
to the Oscense Council that a group of music of the capital accompanies
in the procession. In 1986 begins to make it the Band municipal of
Huesca, that is born under the batons of D. José Luis Sampériz and D.
Manuel Bara in 1985.
The Dancers of Huesca have a Regulation of
Internal Regime. Day 17 of September of 1961, in total agreement with
components of the Grouping of Dancers, seems to be that the first regulating
statutes settled down. There is the no news of other previous ones. It
does not know either as it were constituted the Meeting. According to
article 14 of the Regulation, that Meeting would be formed by the Foreman,
second Foreman and 4 dancers.
In August of 1959, already a record book
of possible requests is qualified to integrate itself in the Association.
Also, another book is designated to relate to the dancers by age order.
The 14 of June of 1969, are created the Meeting by means of voting procedure.
The dancer leaves chosen Jose Mª Ballabriga Chapullé like president, although
the statutes do not contemplate that position; for that reason, unanimously,
it is approved that the president will have to collaborate at any moment
with the Foreman, arriving even to replace him in those cases that require
it (accident, disease…). This way, they are not left doubts that the maxim
representation of the Grouping, carries out the Foreman.