When La Patronal visits the theater on Saturday March 30, 2019 from Peru to share their authentic Peruvian festival music with a 7pm performance, they also will be offering a free community dance workshop that afternoon. An amazing opportunity to learn about a different culture! FOLLOW THIS LINK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EVENING PERFORMANCE.
The workshop is family compatible, good for beginners and advanced dancers equally and a great way to discover Peruvian culture. Time TBD and announced soon. Here’s more detail:
If you want to dive deeper into ancestral Peruvian culture and dance, join us for a 45-60 minute dance workshop accompanied by dancers and musicians from La Patronal. You will learn three different genres and dances originating in Peru: Traditional Cumbia, the Dance of the Diablicos of Tucume and Marinera Norteña.
Dance of the Diablicos from Tucume: A religious, ancestral tradition of Peru, resulting from the syncretism of Aboriginal and Catholic cultures in the northern coast of Peru. Danced to the beat of a drum and a wooden flute the dance of the Diablicos is a group activity great for breaking the ice and learning about symbols and gestures of Peruvian culture and the encounters and discrepancies between the Inca culture and the Catholic traditions brought into Peru during Spanish colonization. Martin Granados, dancer at La Patronal is a member and lead Dancer of the Diablicos from Tucume in Lambayeque.
Cumbia: Peruvian Cumbia became popular in the 1960’s after the fusion of Colombian Cumbia, the local Huayno and and other psychedelic post world war genres. Melodies differ from Colombian cumbia bringing into the music a more Andean style, following melodic patterns derived from coastal traditions of Peru. It differs from the dance of the Diablicos and from La Marinera by being a more free-style dance, often performed in couples.
Marinera Norteña and Tondero: Are coastal dances of Peru with African, Indigenous and Spanish roots. Known all across Peru because of the graceful and romantic gestures it involves. Dancers use handkerchiefs as props, reenacting courtship. Damaris Peña, dancer for La Patronal, is a National Champion of these genres and will introduce the dances and its differences to the Audience.
The workshop is family compatible, good for beginners and advanced dancers equally and a great way to discover Peruvian culture.