Es Pastorells take show to Gran Canaria

colla-es-pastorellsjThis weekend, local dance troupe Es Pastorells took part in a music-themed gathering on Gran Canaria. Joined at the encounter by Canary Islands groups Facaracas and Acataifa, the Formentera dancers demonstrated typical ball pagès footwork, marking the repayment of a visit by the Canarian dancers in March, when they came to attend our island’s second Festival Folklòric.

The Consell de Formentera covered the group’s travel costs to Gran Canaria. Culture department chief Susana Labrador said: “We support cultural exchange among our dance troupes because it’s a way to continue spreading the message and promoting one of Formentera’s most valuable immaterial treasures”.

4 November 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera