Groove to the Fierce Scissors Dance

Much of Peruvian culture and art forms trace their origin to Pre-Columbian era. Maintaining a continuity of their ancient traditions is a matter of pride for them. And one such ritual is a colorful dance called danza de las tijeras. Originally from Ayacucho, danza de las tijeras (scissors dance) is a traditional dance performed by Quechua communities of southern Andes. Read more..

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Dances of Peru: A Perupedia Entry.

With the start of this week came the realization that my stay volunteering for the Karikuy program was coming to an end. I decided to spend it hanging out in Lima to focus all my attention onPerupedia. Traveling through Peru has been a great experience but I have really grown to love Lima and all it has to offer. From walking around in Miraflores to shopping at the Jirón de la Unión in Cercado de Lima it has really been a whirlwind of experiences. Spending my final weeks locally in Lima enjoying the spender of the city just seemed right.

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