Breaking the fast, the performance of Greek tragedies, synchronised riding and shooting – these are not only social and theatrical forms of community, but also and primarily allegorical practices. The Catalonian human towers „Castells“ embody a specific idea of social balance. The strong men at the base of the pyramid are the foundation for the upper layers, which become progressively younger towards the tower‘s top. Every element of the pyramid is dependent on the others – the danger of collapse is real. The eventual and inevitable failure of the temporary tower construction is anticipated.