Gran Bal Trad is a festival dedicated to traditional dance and music, born from the desire to put in contact different forms of dance and musical expression. It offers participants a varied collage of examples from the various cultures of Europe, including a broad cross-section of our own Italian traditions.
The festival, with the help and constant support of the Municipality and the Proloco (Board of Tourism) of Vialfré, is organized and managed by the GBT Cultural Association, in collaboration with five other cultural associations. The members of these groups, united by their passion for music and dance, lend their time and effort on a voluntary basis to make Gran Bal Trad a reality.
Each day of Gran Bal Trad offers a variety of dance and instrumental workshops from which to choose, both in the morning and in the afternoon. On-site restaurant and bar service is offered.
And evenings feature dancing until dawn to live music on 4 big separate dance floors.
More than 250 teachers and artists from all over Europe are present and conduct daily workshops and conferences in dance and instrumental music, as well as evening concerts and dances.
The logistics of the festival are managed by more than 150 always cordial volunteers, available to provide every service, including reception, restaurant, bar, cleaning and security. Gran Bal Trad is six days of full immersion in traditional dance and music, in which thousands of people will be spectators and participants at the same time.
The 2024 edition of the Gran Bal Trad will be held from Monday 8 July to Saturday 13 July.
To those who have worked on arms and legs, but with head and heart
Who took his time to make others’ time enjoyable
To those who taught while having fun
To those who enjoyed learning
Who will remember all the steps
Who will remember a face, a look, a smile
To those who played has made the interminable nights
To whom dancing has created the real party
To whom it has been a few hours and who has remained for every day
To those who came from far away to be near us
To the climate that has helped us
Mosquitoes who have decided almost all to go elsewhere
To everyone, just everyone, thank you!