Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Feast of the Chontaduro

In Colombia, the Feast of the Chontaduro, or “Dance of the Doll” occurs in the middle of summer, when the chontaduro fruit ripens. The feast lasts for 2 days, and includes dances of various animals and their governing spirit. The … Continue reading

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Bolivian Folk Dance

I’ve always been fascinated by cultural dance–both folk styles as well as popular dances (such as salsa, tango, swing, etc.), and have studied several myself. So it is unsurprising that my first blog post relates to cultural dance–in this case, … Continue reading

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