Repertory
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Creole Waltz

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Creole Waltz

The Creole Waltz has its origins from european waltz. This representation is followed by the Marinera Limeña.

Modern Creole Waltz

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Modern Creole Waltz

The Creole Waltz has its origins from european waltz. This new coreographic creation shows a more contemporary style of this dance.

Marinera Norteña

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Marinera Norteña

This is the most representative dance from our country, Peru. It shows how people from Trujillo like to honour the navy from Peru. The women emulate the movements of a bird call “aliblanca” and men dances as our Peruvian horse does.

Creole Polka

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Creole Polka

It’s a couple dance originated by European Polka which traveled to South America and started to mingle with different rhythms. It’s a very elegant dance which refers to what was practiced in XVIII and XIX century.

Festejo

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Festejo

This dance represents the best fusion of Peruvian culture and the African-American population of Peru. Its African influence is shown on the choreography and on the movement dancers do. It has erotic and joyful movements which were created in XVII century.

Alcatraz

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Alcatraz

This dance is known as the “cucurucho’s dance” because one of the dancers tries to light on the others cucurucho (piece of paper attached at the low back). Dancers tend to forbid this by making strong moves with their hips and try to make fun of the other dancers.

Lando

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Lando

This dance finds its origins in the African roots, mainly from Angola. It shows how men and women enjoy dancing with joy and try to make their best while dancing.

Zamacueca

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Zamacueca

This is the dance where slaves, using handkerchiefs, evocate their African roots and try to imitate, at their own way, how their masters used to dance in the XIX century.

Tondero

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Tondero

This dance is from Piura, situated in the coast of Peru. It represents how the cock tries to copulate on the hen, and the dancers are the ones who imitate these animals’ movements.

Toromata

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Toromata

Toromata is a well-known lando song. It was composed by Caitro Soto.

This dance finds its origins in the African roots, mainly from Angola. It shows how men and women enjoy dancing with joy and try to make their best while dancing.

Highlands

Tunantada (Junín)

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Tunantada (Junín)

Tunantada is a musical rhythm well known in the Mantaro valley. It is danced specially in the festivities of January 20th in Jauja.

Pacasito (Piura)

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Pacasito (Piura)

This dance comes from Ayabaca, Piura, and it’s a very genuine scene where men use to hide under their couple’s skirts so they wouldn’t be recruiting for the war. After that, men dancers imitate the movements of a region’s reptile called “pacaso” and they are also accompanied by the joy of their couples.

Huaylarsh's Carnival (Junín)

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Huaylarsh's Carnival (Junín)

This is the most representative dance of Huancayo, where men and women try to compete between them by making the most creative dance steps. The hand-made costumes are a national treasure.

Caporales (Puno)

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Caporales (Puno)

This dance from Puno represents the strength and joy of young people who dance this to honor Virgen of Candelaria.

Tinta Carnival (Cusco)

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Tinta Carnival (Cusco)

It’s one of the most representatives’ carnivals of Cusco. It shows how youngsters demonstrates their love while singing to each other, playing with each other and preparing themselves for the “servinacuy”.

Valicha (Cusco’s Huayno)

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Valicha (Cusco’s Huayno)

This is the most known dance from Cusco, the archaeological capital of Peru. In this dance, the love between men and women is shown through its rhythm and choreography and also praises the majesty of the Inca’s empire.

Arequipa’s Carnival

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Arequipa’s Carnival

Carnivals are the most pure expression of people’s culture. The people of Arequipa dance this carnival to show their joy and in order to thank Mother Nature “Pachamama”. Dancers make rounds and circles with ribbons forming colourful figures.

Turkuy (Cusco)

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Turkuy (Cusco)

This dance represents the movements of Turkucha (a bird from the Andes). It’s danced in Yanaoca, Cusco.

Wititi (Arequipa)

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Wititi (Arequipa)

It’s one of the most popular dances from Arequipa. It represents the love between youngsters.

It’s said that men dress like women in order to kidnap them because they are in love.

Morenada (Puno)

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Morenada (Puno)

This dance from the highlands in Peru and Bolivia represents the slavery time. Slaves which used to have chains on their feet, dragged them and made a special sound. This particular sound is the base rhythm of the dance. It shows the majesties art from Puno’s embroidery.

Rey Moreno (Puno)

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Rey Moreno (Puno)

It’s a variety of the Morenada dance where the main character represents Baltasar, one of the wise men that went to Jesus’s birth.

Diablada (Devil’s dance)

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Diablada (Devil’s dance)

This is the most representative dance from the highlands of Puno. It shows the eternal fight between the glorious and evil forces. The devils from the mines enter the city of Puno, and the Angel is the one in charge of vanquish them in order to prove that good forces beat the devil. It ends with a joyful rhythm where all the dancers gather to honour Candelaria’s virgin.

Marinera and Pandilla Puneña

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Marinera and Pandilla Puneña

This classic scene from Puno’s carnivals tells the story of how young girls expect their “mistis” (young males”) to start dancing. This is a very harmonic dance which represents the love of Puno.

Arapa’s Carnival (Puno)

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Arapa’s Carnival (Puno)

This dance from Puno, from Arapa’s district in the province of Azángaro shows the most pure representation of love and peace. Dancers have white flags with them which represent peace among youngsters and they try to conquer the most beautiful girls while dancing with them.

Chonguinada (Junín)

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Chonguinada (Junín)

This dance from Junín represents how Spanish gentlemen used to dress and dance the most refine European dances. Dancers mock this representation by mixing it with traditional dances. Chunga is the wanka word for mocking.

Santiago (Junín)

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Santiago (Junín)

It’s danced in order to celebrate the end of crop and cattle raising season. Plenty of groups dance Santiago in competitions around Junín.

Huancapi's Carnival (Ayacucho)

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Huancapi's Carnival (Ayacucho)

Like other carnivals in Peru, Huancapi’s Carnival is related to agriculture, and the happiness of people because of the results of the crops. In this dance several games are played while dancing so male dancers, who play a small guitar called “charango” try to flirt with the beautiful girls.

Inti Raymi (Cusco)

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Inti Raymi (Cusco)

he “Inti Raymi” or “Fiesta del Sol” was the biggest, most important, spectacular and magnificent feast carried out at the time of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire, which based its religion on the cult of the Sun festival. The Inti Raymi was made to worship the “Apu Inti” (Sun God) also known in some quarters as “Apu P’unchau” (God Day). The subjects of the Inca continued celebrating the feast hidden from the Spanish authorities, and a mongrel named Garcilaso de la Vega collected in his famous Royal Commentaries, descriptions of this unique and incomparable party.

Cajamarca’s Carnival

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Cajamarca’s Carnival

This carnival revives the joy of Cajamarca´s traditions. A lot of colorful characters such as jokers, clowns, and different figures are shown with all their color and wonderfulness. It’s danced and sung by youngsters

Intiwichi (Ayacucho)

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Intiwichi (Ayacucho)

It praises the god of the Incas, the Sun. This dance represents the pumpkin harvest and the young people from Huamanga, Ayacucho dance in groups showing their joy and youth.

Montonero Arequipeño

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Montonero Arequipeño

This dance from Arequipa, located in the southern part of Perú, represents how montoneros who where local warriors helped Peruvian army in the battles of the Pacific war. These local warriors, in their free time, dance with their partners in a very elegant way.

Negrillos de Chivay (Arequipa)

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Negrillos de Chivay (Arequipa)

It’s dance in Caylloma province located in Arequipa. It shows how slaves used to work by collecting fruits. They used wooden baskets to collect all kind of fruits and used to carry them in their heads. This dance shows the elegance of Caylloma’s embroidery.

K'Jamille (Arequipa)

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K'Jamille (Arequipa)

This dance from Caylloma shows the harvest process where women carry bells in their hands and ring them to awake the Pachamama. Men have harvest tools and they represent the harvest process through all the dance.

Jungle

Anaconda

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Anaconda

This representation has a very known song from the jungle called anaconda, which by its lyrics commemorates the huge reptile The Anaconda that lives in the Amazon river.

Huambisa Warriors

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Huambisa Warriors

It is a coreographic representatios of the Shuar or Huambisa ethnic population.

Movido Típico

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Movido Típico

This is a representation of the villages around the Amazonas River, in Peru’s jungle. It’s a very joyful dance characterized by women’s erotic movements and provocative hip swings. The men do hunt movements to show their strength.

Carapachos

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Carapachos

This dance from Tingo María shows how men from the tribe hunt for food. The Carapachos are a warrior tribe and in the dance their hunt moves are shown. At the end, a very catchy rhythm serves to dance with local women.

Lamas’ Carnival

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Lamas’ Carnival

It shows the joy and happiness from people of Lamas. Their traditional clothes are very colorful and elegant. As all carnivals they show a very fast choreography. Youngsters get along to dance with each other and try to fall in love among them.

International

Chacarera (Argentina)

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Chacarera (Argentina)

Saya (Bolivia)

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Saya (Bolivia)

Cueca (Chile)

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Cueca (Chile)

Cumbia (Colombia)

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Cumbia (Colombia)

San Juanito (Ecuador)

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San Juanito (Ecuador)

Jarabe Tapatio

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Jarabe Tapatio

Arabic Dances

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Arabic Dances

Tao Yao (China)

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Tao Yao (China)

La Bamba (México)

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La Bamba (México)

Joropo (Venezuela)

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Joropo (Venezuela)