The sardana, as we know it today, is a relatively recent dance. He kept awake in the Empordà, one hundred fifty years ago.
The municipal archive of OLOT contains the book Liber consulatus which describes the municipal affairs of the period from 1520 to 1563. When this great book was published on August 5, 1552 and read the The fifth conclusion determined by the consuls appears:
“Item concluderunt and determine that prohibition is the dance of the sardana and other dishonest dances; And that over all will be given protests and asked for all the royal offices; And that the advice and make the provisions and forces necessary; And that is not allowed in the days of Carnival or other days the sound is ”
On May 22, 1573, the Girona bishop prohibits the abuses made in the cathedral and in the churches where the singers sing “dishonest songs and dancing sardanas”
In 1575 due to the abuses committed during the Corpus Christi festivities, the sardana is prohibited in the temples.
In Vic, in 1596, there is “under penalty of excommunication greater, applied at the moment, to touch day and night for places, cities, towns and places what are commonly called Cerdanes.”
On August 22, 1610, in Igualada determines “Item determined by this honorable council that they are not dancing from here to the front in the Serdanes square to be dishonest dance, and that in no way sank on Fridays, he attended that in the same die he took death And passion our Lord God Jesus Christ for our health and remedy, and that it is not balle but of die and not at night, and it is enough to remove all abuses. ”
In 1616, in a relationship of carnival celebrations in Barcelona.
In 1625, in a relationship of festivals in Barcelona on the occasion of the birth of an infant and of the day of Sant Jordi.
In 1647 at the festivities in Barcelona on the occasion of the baptism of the son of the Viceroy.
In 1660, he sarau in the Palau del Rei in Barcelona and another in the house of the military deputy Joan Grimau.
In 1661, he sarau in the Palace of the Countess of Barcelona.
In 1668 at the feast of the Duke of Florence’s visit.