Guest Artists

BASQUE DANCE GUEST ARTISTS

Photo of Josu Garate and Oier Araolaza, members of the Kezka dantza taldea dance group in Eibar, Spain
John Ysursa is a Boise native, and a graduate of Boise State in 1985. Soon after this his pursuit of history took him to southern California for nearly three decades until he had an opportunity to return to the City of Trees. At Boise State he has taught in the Basque Studies program, Global Studies, and the University Foundations program in addition to history
Thursday. February 16, 2023

11:30-12:30  Community Time – Guest lecture via Zoom by Professor John Ysura re: Basque dance and introducing the context of the visiting instructors.  (Professor Ysura is the author of a book on Basque dance and a history professor at the University of Idaho in Boise, and a member of the extensive Basque community in Boise.)

More activity details coming soon!

 

 

 

 


Oier Araolaza

Basque Country instructor: Oier Araolaza

I also dance in the same group as Josu, Kezka dantza taldea from Eibar, I have been in charge of this group for 30 years and I also dance in the group Argia under the direction of J. A. Urbeltz. 

PhD in Social Communication from the University of the Basque Country (2020) my doctoral research focused on the study of gender identity in traditional Basque dance. I have a degree in Cultural and Social Anthropology (EHU/UPV, 2000), and a degree in Information Sciences (EHU/UPV, 1995). 

I am the editor of the newsletter on Basque dance dantzan.eus and the author of these publications:

Josu Garate

Basque Country Instructor: Josu Garate

Two words about me…

Dancer and architect (EHU/UPV, 2003), musician and singing friend, always in good company!

I belong to the Kezka dance group of Eibar and the brotherhood of the dancers of the sword dancers of the Virgin of Arrate; and its winter version, with the koko-dantzak (as the bear…)

Seat animator with Aiko taldea and eMePebo5t. I accompany the Argia group under the batuta of J.A. Urbeltz since 1997. I am currently dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of dance in Dantzan.eus society.

I am a professor of traditional Basque dance at the Higher School of Dramatic Art and Dance of the Education Department of the Basque Government, Dantzerti, in Bilbao; today I also do secretarial duties.


Past Guest Artists

2021-22

Melissa Teodoro
A
guest artist setting works on members of Companydance and Veselica and bringing Afro-Colombian dance to students through a variety of residency activities.

2018-19

Shapiro & Smith Dance

2017-18

Michael Pili Pang
Stephan Koplowitz

2016-17

Marciano Silva dos Santos
Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater
Amy Slater

2015-2016

HIJACK

2014-2015

Karla Grotting
Theatre Engine
Stephan Koplowitz

2013-2014

Alexandra Beller/Dances

2012-2013

Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater
Ragamala

2011-2012

Urban Bush Women

2010-2011

Shapiro and Smith

2009-2010

Mathew Janczewski
Uri Sands

2008-2009

Eddie Oroyan
Peggy Paver
Robin Stiehm

2007-2008

Brad Garner
Keith Johnson
Brent Schneider

2006-2007

Christian Adeti
Lorry May (Anna Sokolow)
Ellen Keane

2005-2006

Lingo Dance Theater
Mathew Janczewski

2004-2005

KT Niehoff
Walter Kennedy

2003-2004

Jan Erkert
Joe Chvala

2002-2003

Joe Chvala
Barbara Thatcher

2001-2002

David Dorfman
Gail Corbin
Cathy Young
Chris Aiken
Wynn Fricke

2000-2001

Jan Erkert & Dancers

1999-2000

David Dorfman
Seán Curran

1998-1999

Art Bridgman/Myrna Packer

1996-1998

Repertory Dance Theatre
Keith Johnson