Four figures with three-cornered hats and castanets.
The Nans Vells (Old Dwarves)
The Giants and the Dwarves are the elements that have enjoyed most popularity down the centuries. Today, virtually all the towns of villages in Catalonia have one or other of these figures and the Patum is no exception. The Old and New Dwarves are a fairly new addition to the Patum. The Old Dwarves date from 1853 and were given to the town by Ferran Moragues i Ubach, the first MP for the district of Berga, at a time when these characters were in vogue. They consist of four male figures, wearing three-cornered hats and long wigs, who dance and click castanets to the strains of popular melodies, the same melodies that the Giants dance to. The fact that they have no music of their own could be because their arrival at Berga was a bit of a surprise and people had to use tunes that were already being played to make them dance.
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