Monday, February 08, 2016

Dance of the flyers

A 30 metre pole. Four dancers hanging from ropes. 13 spins before they touch the ground. 4 dancers, 13 spins – the 52 year calendar round. The fifth sun stands atop the pole, playing a drum and flute to all four cardinal directions. 

A UNESCO intangible cultural heritage, surviving in isolated pockets, one of them being Mexico City's Museo Nacional de Antropología. Because antiquity, diversity, heritage.

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