Shaping Society Through Dance: Mestizo Ritual Performance in the Peruvian Andes

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During the patron saint fiesta in the Andean town of San Jeronimo, Peru, crowds gather at sunset in the town square, eagerly awaiting the entrance of the colorful dance troupes, or comparsas . With their masks, music, and surprising interpretations of contemporary events, the comparsas of the Cusco region are the focus of this multifaceted work. At the crossroads of folklore and ritual, mass media and local preferences, and regional and national identity, the comparsas --recorded here on VHS, DVD, and compact disc--have ...

Shaping Society Through Dance: Mestizo Ritual Performance in the Peruvian Andes 2000, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226520094

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