Part 1 of Human Tower season 2014

The first part of the season is coming to its end. This year has been intense – more then normal as of all the 45 years celebrations. Human towers practices, performances have been mixed with a lot of social events and happenings like the seminar for preventing injures during human towers, the basket tournament, the music festival, expo at Cases de Entremesos and a totally new website.

From a human towers point of view the season has been great. We have consolidated the tower of 8 (2d8f), the pillar of 6 (pd6) and human tower of 9 (3d9f) and are now practicing hard to step up one latter. The human tower of 4d9f, pillar of 7 (pd7f) and more. The final performance of the season part 1 is closing. And lets see what more surprises will appear.

One of the goals of the year is to arrive in our best condition ever to the biannual human tower tournament – Concurs de Castells. Early October the 42 best human towers groups will compete during 2 days. It a absolutly wonderful experience – both for castellers but also for the audience. We welcome you all!

Last but not least we leave you with the best human towers of the year in our Youtube channel!

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Our earliest human tower of 8 ever

This Sunday we exhibited at Plaza Sant Jaume and the Santa Eulàlia party. This performance is the kick off of the Castellers season and we exhibited together with all the other groups of Barcelona. Already last year we managed to build a human tower of 8 (4d8) and also this year we achieved the same results. Yesterday we made the following human towers:

  • Pillar of 4
  • Walking pillar of 4
  • Pillar of 5
  • 4 de 7 with pillar
  • Dismantled intent of 4 de 8
  • 4 de 8
  • Dismantled intent of 3 de 7
  • Pillar of 5

    Here is the link to our Catalan page with news in the media, photos and more.

    And here some of the videos:

    Pillar of 4

    Walking pillar of 4

    Pillar of 5

    4 de 7 with pillar

    4 de 8

    Dismantled intent of 3 de 7

    Pillar of 5

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    Santa Eulàlia – first exhibition of the year!

    This Sunday at 13:00h we will exhibit at Plaza Sant Jaume, celebrating the Santa Eulalia feast day. We will participate together with the other 6 groups of Castellers from Barcelona.

    Link to the party program

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    Last performance for the year 2013

    After an intense and long season we performed the 17th of November at Ravel de Montserrat, in Terrassa and the Human Towers exhibition of Minyons de Terrassa. We made the following human towers: 5 de 8, intent of 3 de 9 with second base, 4 de 8, 3 de 8 and pillar of 5. Castellers de Sant participated also in the exhibition.

    Here is the link to the photos: link

    And here are the videos

    5d8

    i3d9f

    4d8

    3d8

    Pillar of 5

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    Best performance ever!

    The 10th of November we made history. First of all we built our second 4d9f ever (the last one in 1999), but we also made our best perforamce ever with the following human towers: 5d8, 3d9f, 4d9f, intent of pillar of 7 which we never raised, pillar of 5 and finally 16 pillars of 4. This is the best performance ever done by a “collar castellera” from Barcelona in Barcelona.

    We performed together with Castellers de Sabadell and Castellers de Terrassa at the town party of Clot-Camp de l’Arpa. We are specially proud that our plaza “Plaça Valentí Almirall” was the scene of this piece of history!

    Here is the link to all photos and news!

    And here the magic videos:

    5d8

    3d9f

    4d9f

    Intent of Pillar of 7 - which was not raised

    Pillar of 5

    16 Pillars of 4

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    Smoky human towers…:)

    The 9th of November we made a mini performance at the town party of Verneda, Barcelona. It is a particular show as just close to the plaza there is a paella competition in open air – and the chefs are using open fires to cook their paellas. We made the following human towers:

    Pillar of 4
    2 pillars of 4
    3 de 6
    4 de 6 with pillar
    4 de 6
    3 de 6 with pillar
    Pillar of 5
    2 pillars of 4

    Here are some nice photos:

    And here is the playlist of all the human towers:

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    Instagram – Castellers de Barcelona

    We have opened our instagram account! Copy and paste this link to your web browers or search for us on your smartphone: http://www.instagram.com/castellersdebarcelona ! Make sure you follow us!

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    Human tower exhibition in Sabadell

    The 27th of October we performed together with Castellers de Sabadell and Castellers de Vilafranca. We made the following human towers: 3d9 with a second base – which we managed to raise but not to dismantle. Afterwards we did a 5d 8 and intent of 4d8 with pilar. Finally we made a 4d8 and pillar of 5.

    Find the shortcut to our photos here!

    Here are the videos

    3d9fc

    5d8

    i4d8a

    4d8

    Pillar of 5

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    Barceloneta – first 9d7 since 1998

    The 26th of October we went down to Barceloneta in Barcelona and performed together with Encantats de Begues and Carallots de Sant Vicenç dels Horts. We made the following human towers: 3d8, 9d7 (with only one “anxeneta”), 4d8, and intent of pillar of 6 and finally a pillar of 4. The 9d7 was our third ever and first with only one “anxeneta”

    Here is the link to our photo sets!

    And here the videos

    3d8

    9d7 – thanks to Marcca96

    4d8

    Intent to Pillar of 6

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    Human towers this week end

    This Saturday we perform in La Barceloneta, right down at the harbor. The performance starts at 12:00 and Encantats de Begues and Carallots de Sant Vicenç are joining us.

    DIADA Barceloneta

    On Sunday we take the train to Sabadell and perform together with Castellers de Sabadell and Castellers de Vilafranca. This performance has all ingredients to be amazing……

    XX diada sabadell

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