On Saturday evening in the Jardin de l’Vechelle, the duo Helias-Gonidec, Bombarde and Benio Cos invited the first dancers to deposit the floor for a mountain gavotte and patch pie. At the beginning of Nos Gallon Jumper, the group of dancers were very modest. Then, for hours, various guest musicians, members of the public, often family, became more and more.
The dancers, hesitant to some, went out on their own, watching the steps of the more experienced dancers. A family from Cap-Sizun settled in San Francisco and allowed their children to discover Breton dance. Quentin, the father of the family, did not hide his joy: “It is wonderful that my children can know the heritage of their country”.
Almost like in Ireland
An Irish-German couple took some time to join the trail. “There are steps just like in Ireland,” said the woman. The waltz-like dance seduces the couple, and then they explode. A woman who “hadn’t danced in years” was also tempted. Louise, the young dancer in Eostiged Ar Stangala, won public acclaim.
The time of the competition soon arrived, and the jury, which we recognized as two specialists, Raymond Le Lan and Nadine Urvois, carefully observed the (very experienced) dancers competing in the “Dance ar Butune” (tobacco dance). The understanding was immediate and everyone could appreciate the mastery of their steps.
Results of the competition
Winners Suite Bigoudane: 1st, Enora, Gwena Gargum; Second, Florian Le Maio and Carol Kerwahut.
Suite de l’Aven: 1st, Nolwen Coïc, Mathieu Boderé; Second, Enora and Gwena Gargum.
Tavol Kalon: Daniel Bourhis and Louis Poupon.
Suite Glassig: 1st, Anne and Jean-Claude Blanc; Second, take the place of Florian Le Maio and Carol Kerwahut.
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