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La Danza del Wititi del Valle del Colca / Wititi Dance of the Colca Valley

Language: English subtitles Eng

The Wititi dance of the Colca Valley is a folk dance associated with the beginning of adult life. Typically performed by young people at religious festivities during the rainy season, it features couples in traditional costume dancing in rows to music by a band. Coinciding with the start of the agricultural cycle, the dance symbolizes renewal of nature and society. Competitions between villages renew the practice while strengthening social ties and cultural identity. Transmission occurs at school and family gatherings.

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Place/region: Andean region, Peru, Latin America
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: David Salamanca
Publisher: Peru. Ministry of Culture
Published in:
Rights: Peru. Ministry of Culture

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-RL-2015-0105600005
Source ref.: DOC:0105600005; CAND:01056
Rights holder: UNESCO; Peru. Ministry of Culture