Witnesses to the Basque culture

The aim of this section is to bring together accounts by Basque artists and cultural players in the form of written interviews.

Thierry Truffaut

Thierry Truffaut

"The carnival is, at the end of the day, like an informal school"

Johañe Etxebest

Johañe Etxebest

"I cannot even conceive of teaching dance in any language other than Basque"

Joseba Aurkenerena

Joseba Aurkenerena

"Television isn’t able to offer us what we experience in Basque culture"

Jon Iruretagoyena

Jon Iruretagoyena

''There is always a reason why a dance disappears''

Peio Labeyrie

Peio Labeyrie

''We want to build the future of Basque danse together''

Mizel Theret

Mizel Theret

''Dancing enabled me to create an identity for myself''

Patrick Quéheille

Patrick Quéheille

''Basque culture cannot live without the language''

Pantxika Telleria

Pantxika Telleria

"In choreography emotion is essential"

Philippe Oyhamburu

Philippe Oyhamburu

''Nous étions des précurseurs'''