Makila txikiena
Makila handiena
Uztai txikiena
Uztai handiena
Doinu zaharrak
Punta motz
Ehun eta bikoa

On some occasions the denomination brokel-makilena has been used as a name for this dance as well as for the complete cycle of the brokel-dantza. The origin of this stems from mistakes and misunderstandings. Here, we will use the denominations used by Iztueta and in this way we hope to avoid the confusion  between the complete cycle of the brokel-dantza  and this dance. Following the model established by Iztueta, the brokel-dantza is made up of the complete cycle of dances, or using his actual words of “mudanzas”, and the “brokel-makilena”( The shields and long sticks dance) is one of the dances that makes up this cycle, being the dance that is carried out using the tools that give it its name.

Throughout the last century and a half, the tools used in the brokel-makilena dance have varied substantially. On the one hand, two types of bucklers have been used, small shields or cymbals,  made of wood or metal. On the other hand along with the buckler, small sticks have been used or on other occasions daggers. Here, bucklers and wooden sticks have been used, although it is recognised that  bucklers have been used extensively with metal daggers, even today.

This brokel-dantza presents the same structure as the rest of the  dances that are danced with the help of tools: The individual action of the captain, “zortziko is carried out by the whole group with the tools being clashed together. In the same way as in the dance using long sticks and small bows, in the bucklers and short sticks dance the movements are started by the whole group followed by the central quartet and ended with the whole group together again.