Former Moorish warlords vanquished in battle.
The Giants
The Patum’s first Giant is documented in 1622, and the first pair in 1695. Popular tradition, particularly since the Romantic period, has related them with former Moorish warlords vanquished in battle.Today, there are two pairs that dance together in the Patum: the Old Giants, who first appeared in 1866, replacing even older giants, and the New Giants, made in 1891. Their dances are mostly adaptations of popular Catalan tunes, although the Berga composers Jaume Sala and Father Marià Miró also composed Giant Dances.
Han col·laborat desinteresadament entre altres:
Salvador Vinyes - Anna Parcerisa - Berta Francàs - Albert Rumbo - Ma Dolors Santandreu - Jordi
Cohen - Foto Luigi - Toni Sales - Sílvia Massana - Mireia Ferran - Jordi Plana - Antònia Prat
Pascal Hanrion - KAP
Les despeses tècniques de la web (Informat Picas-Prat, SL),
s'han pogut assumir gràcies a l'aportació de l'Associació La Patum Productors.
Traductors: Steve Pepper, Jaume Fígols