one of the great things about my vu programs is that it has allowed me the opportunity to get to know more people in the community and build confianza and friendship with them. some of my environment group participates in a young adult leadership/dance group in town, which i have now started to attend and hope to plan some future projects with them as well. this group also planned a performance and big “festi-danza” during the feria, which included regional dances from all over peru, and it was QUITE the show!
the last picture was something that made me feel uncomfortable as an american, but does not have the same tone here in peru. yes, they are in blackface, however, in this circumstance they are demonstrating a dance from the sierra, which honors a famous saint who happened to also be black.