The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Sunday, January 17, 2016

First look - Los Danzantes de Teotitlan del Valle

This is the first look we have gotten of the new group of danzantes for the next three years of performances of la danza de la pluma in Teotitlan del Valle.  It may be our first, but they have been practicing three days a week for quite some time now and they look fantastic.
It is so interesting to see how differently these dancers are from the previous group.  Monctezuma, in particular, is exceptional.  His father was leading the practice and we heard than the son had been dancing for years.  It showed. 
It was also so exciting to see our good friend, Daniel Ruiz, looking so fine as he danced.  He is the son of Mario Ruiz, the village photographer.  I have known them for years. 
I loved seeing Daniel out there.  I am proud of him.  It is going to be a fun three years.
Here are the new incarnations of Malinche and Doña Marina.
Look at how tiny Doña Marina is.  She will grow before our eyes.
Psyched?  You bet!  Viva Teotitlan del Valle and these danzantes carrying on the tradition.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great Pictures..thanks for sharing