Monday, February 23, 2009

Paraguayan Dance

Paraguay has a fascinating culture and one of my favorite aspects of Paraguayan culture are the traditional dances performed at special events.
The dresses are always beautiful and the dancers swish them around with graceful movements sometimes balancing pots or bottles on their heads.
A dance which is indiginous to Paraguay is the 'Bottle Dance'
The dancers start out with one bottle balanced on their head as they dance. Then they begin adding more bottles one at a time. Depending on the experience of the dancer there may be more than ten bottles at a time.
You can see examples of the traditional Paraguayan dances at these links.

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