|In keeping with our motto ikertu, eman eta
zabaldu (research give and disseminate), members are involved at many levels. We teach
a number of dance workshops, some in conjunction with performances, and several to other
Basque-American dance groups. Members have also organized and prepared lecture-demos in
which audiences learn about the traditional clothing worn in various dances, as well as
their cultural context.
In 1996 Zenbat Gara was hired to make traditional costumes for permanent exhibit at the Basque museum in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec. We have also contributed to Amerikanuak, the travelling exhibit produced by the High Desert Museum. Recently, Zenbat Gara has made and donated a traditional Basque dance costume to the Northwestern Nevada Museum in Elko. In addition we are currently displaying costumes at the Nevada State Museum as part of the Nevada Art Council's Folk Arts exhibit.
Other recent projects include researching and designing traditional costumes for other Basque American dance groups including the Nagusiak group of the Boiseko Gazteak, Battle Mountain Oberenak, Winnemucca Irrintzi Dancers and Ontario's Beti Alai Dancers.