Alison Marvel, 32, has been practicing Basque folk dances since she was 3. She talked with Carly Sauvageau about what the tradition means to her—and what visitors to this weekend’s Basque Festival can expect.

LISTEN: Alison Marvel on Basque folk dancing

Dancers practice for Saturday’s Basque festival. Photo: Carly Sauvageau





Artown and the Zazpiak Bat Basque Club present the Reno Basque Festival Sat., July 17, from 8 am-8:30 pm in the California Building at Idlewild Park, featuring dancing, lunch, live music, a wood chopping competition, and more. Full schedule here.



Posted by Carly Sauvageau

Carly Sauvageau was raised in Tonopah, Nevada. She's working on her master's degree in journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. She enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, hiking, swimming and working on her many art and poetry projects.