Count and Dance: Sardana

Miriam Fradera Gajo
Proceedings of Bridges 2013: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2013)
Pages 435–436 Short Papers


The Sardana is a dance from Catalunya, in the northeastern part of Spain. The dancers hold hands, forming a ring called Sardana as well. The music has two sections, called curts and llargs. The dancers need to distribute the steps in order to finish the dance all together at the same time and with the correct foot. To do this, they use Sardana counting and distribution rules.