The "Marinera" is a dance
dedicated to courtship and love; and it is danced in all regions of
Peru acquiring its own forms based on the location: The Northern
region (Norteña), the city of Lima (Limeña), and the highlands (Serrana).
The Tondero is a
customary dance of couples that was likely originated in the Northern
Coastal district of Peru of Saña Lambayeque. The Tondero represents
the pursuit of the rooster to the chicken. Women wear a nightdress
called "anaco" that on top looks like a blouse over the wide skirt
that is fitted to her waist. The famous "Dormilonas" are very
noticible, artistic slopes (earrings) worked in filigree, created by
the town's goldsmith. The male wears a fine-hay hat, a striped or
white shirt, northern girdle and white or black pants.
Festejo is a sensual
dance of rhythmical nature and happy pace, that can be of challenge or
competition between the dancers. The lyrics narrate the customs,
happy moments, sorrows and sufferings of the black race. Black
inhabitants created the surrounding areas of Lima during the 17th
century. During this time period, only percussion instruments were
used like "El Cajón", an instrument made out of wood. The musician
would sit and play the tipical rithms with his/her fingers and palms.
actualizada en el 19 de junio del 2008