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Repertorio de Danzas

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Las Pilanderas

Caribbean Region (Cesar).

It is the symbolic dance of the Vallenata Legend Festival (Valledupar - Colombia) that begins the parade with which the festival is inaugurated. The pilanderas or piloneras were women specialized in peeling and shelling corn or rice in a stone or wooden container similar to a fairly heavy pitcher. There they, preceded by a stick called "Pilón", peeled the cereal to extract the flour that was going to be used in the preparation of food. It was in homage to these tireless coastal women that this dance originated, typical of the Colombian coastal culture.


San Pedro

Andean Region (Tolima).


The partying bambuco “SAN PEDRO EN EL ESPINAL” is a naive, innocent and spontaneous bambuco from the department of Tolima. In it, the whole body and spirit are put into play. Declared cultural and artistic heritage of the nation.



Caribbean Region (Magdalena).


The Tambora dance or Baile cantao is performed by couples who dance in a circular fashion. It is a lilting and sensual dance where the feet do not rise from the ground, where the hips are serene without exaggerated movements. Through this rhythm and its dance it is possible to penetrate into the depths of the feelings of the riverside towns of the Magdalena River from where it originates.

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Orinoquia Region (Eastern Plains).

It is considered the most representative folk dance of the eastern plains of Colombia and Venezuela. Always telling historical events, challenging verses, narrations of the warrior soul of the tough and haughty, heroic, patriotic ranger, as well as telling narratives of traditions, love of the land and the defense of identity.


La Guaneña

Andean Region (Nariño).


South dance the Colombian Andes. Known as the unofficial anthem of the department of Nariño. One of the theories that explains the origin of the term "guaneña", affirms that, during the War of Independence, this term designated the ñapangas or women of the town who accompanied the royalist troops as companions, singers, dancers, cooks and who did not they hesitated, at one point, to take up the rifle for combat. This song is considered a warrior bambuco and is one of the oldest known bamboo trees.



Andean Region (Boyaca).

The Carranga is a typical and authentic Colombian dance that radiates the spirit of the nation's rural areas. Originating from the Colombian Andes, Carranga is characterized by its simplicity and authenticity. Dancers wear rural costumes, and their dance is vigorous and joyful, with movements that emulate agricultural tasks and a love for the land. Carranga music, played with traditional instruments like the guitar and guacharaca, is nostalgic and evokes life in the countryside. This dance pays homage to Colombian roots, representing rural identity and folklore in a genuine and charming way, connecting people with the simplicity and passion of life in the Colombian countryside.



Pacific region (Cauca).


Courtship dance, known as the mother dance of the Pacific, reflects the joy and flavor of the Afro-Colombian people. The word currulao alludes to the word "cununao", which is a reference to the drums of African origin that play an important role in the folklore of the Colombian Pacific region, the cununos.



Caribbean Region (Bolívar).

Cumbia is the rhythmic soul of Colombia, a typical dance that encapsulates the essence of the nation. Originating from the Caribbean coast, cumbia is a celebration of the cultural fusion between indigenous people, Africans, and Europeans. Dancers dress in vibrant costumes and move gracefully, blending sensuality and elegance. The hypnotic rhythms of cumbia are carried by drums and flutes, creating a melody that invites movement and joy. Each step is a tribute to Colombia's multicultural heritage, a story of resilience and diversity transmitted through this passionate and joyful dance

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Andean Region.

The dance of the macheteros is a culturally rooted expression in Colombia that captures the essence of rural life and the skill of the farmers. This typical dance reflects the laborious task of sugar cane harvesting, where macheteros skillfully use their machetes to cut the canes with precision and speed. The dance is a celebration of strength, coordination, and Colombian tradition, with energetic steps that mimic the movements of the machetes. Vibrant music and colorful costumes add a festive touch to the performance, making the dance of the macheteros a unique and exciting cultural experience that pays tribute to Colombia's agricultural heritage

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Cienpies - Centipede

Caribbean Region (Bolívar).

The centipede dance is a typical folk dance of Colombia that captivates with its energy and uniqueness. Originating from the Caribbean Coast region, this dance is a celebration of life and nature. Dancers dress in colorful costumes and wear elaborately adorned hats as they move like a giant centipede, imitating the movements of this insect. The agile and coordinated steps evoke the centipede's agility in nature, while Caribbean music fills the atmosphere with rhythm and joy. The centipede dance is a cultural expression that brings the community together, conveying the connection between humans and nature in a festive and exciting manner.



Andean Region (Tolima - Huila).

The Palo Negro Dance, also known as "Pasillo Fiestero," is a typical Colombian dance that celebrates the joy and festive spirit of Colombian culture. Originating from the Andean region of the country, this dance is an expression of national identity and tradition. Dancers dress in elegant and colorful costumes, adorned with hats, while they gracefully move to the rhythm of pasillo music, an emblematic musical composition of Colombia. The steps are elegant and full of style, with fluid movements that reflect the European influence on Colombian dance. Palo Negro is a representation of the grace, elegance, and passion of Colombian culture, showcasing the diversity and richness of the country's traditions.

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