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Hi,

Danza de los voladores de papantla, thats Dance of Papantla's flyers. This was performed at San Marcos Fair, 2008.

It is a ritualistic dance in Mexico performed by the Totonac Indians. Five men, each representing the five elements of the indigenous world climb atop a pole, one of them stays on the pole playing a flute and dancing while the remaining four descend the pole with a rope tied by one of their feet. The rope unwraps itself 13 times for each of the four flyers, symbolizing the 52 weeks of the year.

Regards,
Ashutosh Narayan

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