December 01, 2006

Danzantes de tijeras or Scissors Dancers

I still remember the first time I saw a scissors dancer, I went with my family to a local celebration far from the place we live. I felt moved by what I was watching and I couldnt stop watching and being amazed. They seem magical as if they are good due to a secret pact and they are hiding this from us. Now searching I discovered that they indeed have a secret pact they are the only ones to know and that way they manage to keep us betwiched.

Just in case, these are not the scissors sisters…sorry I cannot leave sense of humour behind. Bear in mind that this came before breakdancing and not the other way round! However, it is amazing how breakdancing resemble the dance of scissors. This clip I found shows a Peruvian television programme in which there was a competition between a group of scissors dancers and breakdancers.

And this one shows a Scissors dancer showing his art with dance music in the background. I thought it was very creative. Miki Gonzalez is a musician, he used to sing in the 80’s and now he does support more regional music. I reckon like this attempt. He is behind that dance song we hear at the background. I went to one of his concerts for the New Year during my bachellors’ degree in Peru.


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