Sunday, March 28, 2010

Folk dancing celebrates Mexico´s 1910 Revolution

This selection of 90 seconds will give you some idea of the folk dancing competition among secondary schools that we saw while we were in Puebla.

Because the dances were celebrating the Mexican Revolution of 1910, guns figure prominently among the props. In contrast with the popular dances of the gun-toting revolutionaries, the formal dances celebrate the elite class that ruled during the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz, whose government the Revolution replaced.

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