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75th Folklore Festival in Amélie-les-Bains
7th August - 13th August
Dancing in the streets in Amélie
Created in 1935 by Jean Trescases, founder of the ‘Danseurs Catalans d’Amélie’, the yearly Festival Folklorique in Amélie les Bains is the oldest in the Pyrénées-Orientales.
Originally a national festival, it quickly attracted international attention, first from other Mediterranean countries, and then from Eastern Europe, at a time when the Cold War and governmental controls made trips out of these countries a virtual impossibility. It didn’t stop them!
Now in its 75th year, the 2017 festival will see hundreds of dancers lighting up Amélie. Taking us on a journey through the dance cultures and traditions, both locally and further afield, hundreds of dancers come together in a kaleidoscope of colour and rhythm.
This August, discover the magic of India, Nicaragua, Spain, Dahgestan, Argentina, Armenia, Cape Verde, France and of course, Catalonia.
Free street entertainment, every morning and every afternoon!
Grand street parade followed by partying in the streets
Viva España – dinner, dance and show at the Théâtre de Verdue (15€)
D’un monde à l’autre – all the dance troupes perform together (20€)
La nuit des continents- exciting grand finale from all the troupes (20€)