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

The hereafter re me

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

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Plumas in Teotitlan del Valle.....

Another wonderful day in Teotitlan del Valle as the danzantes performed once again, this time in celebration of the Fiesta de La Virgen del Rosario.  This is the penultimate time they will dance this year with one more in December for La Virgen de Guadelupe.  Then they have only one more year left in their commitments.
This time the venue was in front of the municipal building due to earthquake damage to the church. So a slightly different view, but still a good one, especially with friends like these.
It was an opportunity to get some classic portraits.  This one of Manuel Ruiz.
Ruben Ruiz Bautista
It is so interesting and fun to watch each dancer and the group as a whole, develop and evolve.
Obviously, it is easiest to see in the two girls who portray La Malinche and Doña Marina, Quetzali del Rayo Santiago Ruiz and Elizabeth Hernandez Gutierrez. respectively.
We will be there for their next performance in December.  How could we miss it?
How about you?
Be sure to check out Shannon's post over at Casa Colibri.

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