Carnival 2015: El Ball del Rodolí

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Carnival 2015: El Ball del Rodolí
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The Ball del Rodolí is a new addition to Carnival 2015 in Barcelona. The name of it amounts to something like 'The Dance of the Rhyming Couplets', and the idea is to bring in the tradition of a stylish and elegant yet boisterous masquerade dance in which chance plays an essential role. Long ago there used to be all kinds of games of chance that determined the fortune of loads of different issues. Sign up to do the Ball de Rodolí and chance is what determines your partner... from there, the spirit of Carnival determines what will happen next.

Before the dance, the historian Albert Garcia Espuche will provide an introduction to the rhyming couplets and the 'rodolí' dance, explaining its history and tradition.

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