Venezuela’s Dancing Devils of Corpus Christi - Venezuela

During the annual celebrations of the Feast of Corpus Christi in the small communities of the central coast of Venezuela, dancers disguised as masked devils dance backwards in penitence as an official of the Catholic Church carries forth the Blessed Sacrament. At the climax of the celebration the devils surrender to the Sacrament symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. The dancers or ‘'promeseros'’ (promise-keepers) are lifelong members of a confraternity that transmit the historical memory and ancestral traditions of the communities. 

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