Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Dancing with Scissors: La Danza de las Tijeras

During the first Festival Community Day at the 2015 Festival, Peruvian dancer Steve Cotaquispe, who was born in Ayacucho, came from New York to present the danza de las tijeras—the scissors dance. Traditionally, two to four dancers perform, keeping rhythm with two piece of metal in the shape of scissors and … Continue reading Dancing with Scissors: La Danza de las Tijeras

Day 7: Top Ten Photos

The Festival’s seventh day brought many important guests. The new Secretary of the Smithsonian , David Skorton, spent his second day on the job exploring the Perú: Pachamama program. Peruvian Ambassador Luis Miguel Castillo also joined Ed Avalos, the Undersecretary of Marketing at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, at the top of the Q’eswachaka … Continue reading Day 7: Top Ten Photos

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