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Honduras dance History
Transcript of Honduras dance History
Hondurans Traditional Dance
Festivals In Honduras
The largest of all Honduras festivals is the La Ceiba carnival. Known as la Feria de San Isidro, the national carnival is the wildest of all Honduran holiday.
Biggest traditional holidays in Honduras is the Feria Juniana, held the last week of June in San Pedro Sula. There is lots of live music, performances, eating, and drinking
Punta, an evolved form of traditional music played using traditional instruments, is the most popular and well-known genre of Garifuna music and dance. Punta lyrics are typically written by Garifuna women and often relate to one gender or the other. Energetic punta dancing has been described as “consciously competitive.”
Punta Is Honduras Traditionally Dance that They Usually Dance in Ceremonies
In Other Countires Such As Mexico and All South America Have their Different Kind Of Dances It still Shows Their Kind Of Religion and their Region of where they are from
They Celebrate Festivals and Show Of their Dances To People all over the World So they can see.
Punta Refers To Point
Punta Is Usually Danced By Older People
Each Region Has Its Own Folkloric Dance
Mexico, South America and Central America
Their Clothing and Music Is To Reflect on Their Culture and Region
La Ceiba Festival
South America Dance
A wide variety of styles are prevalent in Honduras, from Caribbean dances such as reggaeton and merengue which are popular in the north, to Mexican rancheras in more rural parts.
The wanaragua is a warrior dance dating back to when the Garifuna people first populated Saint Vincent. The dance tells the story of the Garifuna soldiers disguising themselves as women to avoid being attacked by British troops. As such, the men performing the dance dress in women's clothing. It is still performed in Honduras every Christmas
The merengue, which originated in the Dominican Republican, and other popular Latin dances began to emerge in Honduras after Central America gained independence from Spain in 1821. A festival celebrating the culture of the continent took place, highlighting dances from the surrounding countries. In the '90s, reggaeton, a modern fusion of reggae, hip-hop and dancehall, started to gain popularity.
In the Wanaragua, the dancer is always male but wears an elaborate women's costume. The dress reaches the knees or below. Some see it as a disguise that covers and hides the body. It is very showy with its ample colored ribbons, mirrors, golden papers, and decorated shells.
The costume consists of three principal elements: the mask, the headdress, and the women's dress. Two additions are of a particular importance. They include the colored ribbons in the back part of the dress and the small rattles attached to the calves.