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Title Ritual encounter : the danzaq in Huacaña / produced by TV Cultura ; directed & written by Ana Uriarte
Published Montpelier, VT : Multicultural Media, 1998


Description 1 online resource (40 min.)
Summary Scissors dancers act as the intermediaries between the people of the Peruvian Andes and the gods of the mountains. Attributed supernatural powers, they are surrounded by a halo of mystery. The dance itself requires a long physical and spiritual preparation. Our "ethnographic" documentary shows the "dansaq" or dancers impersonating the "Alacrán", the "Halcn" and the "Paqary" who dance during the Quechua Water Festivity that coincides with the Catholic festivity honoring Saint Isidore, the Farmer. The documentary shows the festival that took place in the district of Huacana, in the Province of Sucre in Ayacucho, in July 1997. During the festivity, the scissors dancers play a crucial role in reenacting the symbolic universe of a culture that struggles to survive
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed July 11, 2018)
In English
Subject Quechua dance -- Peru -- Ayacucho (Dept.)
Quechua Indians -- Peru -- Ayacucho (Dept.) -- Rites and ceremonies
Quechua Indians -- Rites and ceremonies
Manners and customs.
Manners and customs.
Quechua dance.
Quechua Indians -- Rites and ceremonies.
Ayacucho (Peru : Department) -- Social life and customs
Peru -- Ayacucho (Department)
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Ethnographic films.
Documentary films.
Ethnographic films.
Films ethnographiques.
Form Streaming video
Author Uriarte, Ana, director, screenwriter
Ross, Ramsay, narrator
TV Cultura (Peru), production company.
Other Titles Dansaq in Huacana