Friday, April 23, 2010

Notes on Peru:

Flickr photo by: Hugo!

The colors and textures of the Peruvian culture were wonderful. While there, we were able to see the Danza de las tijeras also known as the scissor dance. I couldn't help but think how it looked like the forerunner to "krumping".

Flickr photo by: Hugo!
The dance is done with elaborate costumes and Keds tennis shoes!
The dancers do elaborate steps in unison, as well as facing off with extreme freestyle dancing showcaseing impressive moves all the while cutting the air with scissor in both hands.

Puts a whole new spin on Running with Scissors.
I am grateful for finding these great photos. The dance is so fast mine were just a blur.


David and Lin said...

Introduce more people to your fascinating sites with a photo and blurb from your Peru experience!

David and Lin Schneider said...

Wow! That must have been quite astounding to watch! I love all the colors too...Kathi

Pam Aries said...

holy Cowabunga! those scissors guys must have been right up your alley!.. Hey gal, whe nI started purging all my stuff took me a few months..I started slowly. hah. THe more I ogt rid of , the easier it was. I had 3 piles. yes_No Maybe///Got rid of the No's and then went through the maybes; hah. One room at a time. It is hard to look at the WHOLE picture. good luck, I own hardly anything now! It feels GREAT!

Marilyn said...

Hi Terisa...I hope you'll share more from your trip, I imagine it was wonderful! The colors and textures--what an opportunity!