Этот танец обязательно вызовет у вас удивление и любопытство. Танец с ножницами распространен в центральных и южных горах Перу и представляет собой священный ритуал.
Танцоров с ножницами называют danzaq, они одеты в яркие наряды, держат в руках большие острые ножницы, при этом выполняя сложные танцевальные движения, прыжки и трюки, которые называются atipanakuy. Аккомпанементом для танца служит музыка арф и скрипок.
По мнению антропологов загадочные перуанский танец с ножницами появился в 1524–м в период восстания против испанских колонистов. Танец символизирует возвращение старых богов, которые пришли победить навязанное перуанцам христианство.
Танцевальные ножницы представляют собой отдельные заточенные лезвия по 25 см каждое. Интересно, что для того, чтобы показать высокий уровень духовности, танцоры должны пройти ряд испытаний. Среди них ходьба по огню, поедание стекла, вонзание в тело острых предметов.
Anthony Karen Vodou: Inside the rituals of Haiti’s Vodou faith: Mesmerizing photos show animals being sacrificed and worshipers overcome by spirits during ceremonies of the intriguing Caribbean religion | Mail Online.
An enchanting collection of photographs has given a glimpse inside Haiti’s Vodou faith – but it’s not all animal sacrifice and evil spirits.
Anthony Karen said he felt compelled to travel to the Caribbean country after a documentary piqued his interest in its dark and mysterious rituals.
But once there, he discovered there are many misconceptions about the religion he now considers one of the most organic and natural forms of spirituality.
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Several times a day, light casts down from an opening at the highest point of the grotto ceiling, during these times, many Vodouisants can be found making their requests to the Loa/Iwa. It was that same light that the Taino Indians in that region centered many of their rituals
They arrived in Bolivia during the fifties, coming from Canada, Mexico or Belize, where their lifestyle was being threatened. In Canada the young people wasn’t taking the right path, and then the government banned their education system. That was enough for leaving the country, and so a group of them went to Bolivia invited by the government with the promise of land and religious freedom. Nowadays in Bolivia, there are more than fifty thousand Mennonites, or Menonos, as they are called here, although the exact number is difficult to know as many of them are living unregistered or with foreign passports. They still live as their ancestors did on the S.XVI Germany, without cars, electricity, telephone, and extremely isolated from the local community.—Jordi Ruiz Cirera
Jordi Ruiz Cirera is a Spanish documentary photographer based in London. Featured is a selection of work from his long term project documenting the lifestyle Bolivian Mennonites.
Museo Larco contains a notable collection of pre-Columbian Moche erotic potteries
A peaceful way of life
The Zo’é are a small, isolated tribe living deep in the Amazon rainforests of north Brazil. They only came into sustained contact with outsiders in 1987 when missionaries of the New Tribes Mission built a base on their land.
Their land has been officially recognized by the government, which controls access to it to minimise the transmission of potentially fatal diseases such as flu and measles.
The Zo’é live in large rectangular thatched houses which are open on all sides. Here several families live together, sleeping in hammocks slung from the rafters and cooking over open fires along the sides.
|Zo’é women usually carry their babies in slings which they weave from palm fibres or cotton grown in their gardens.
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The Zo’é prize Brazil nuts, and often site their communities in groves of Brazil nut trees. As well as providing a rich source of food, the nut shells are fashioned into bracelets, and the shell fibre is used to make hammocks.
Zo’é communities are surrounded by large gardens where manioc and other tubers, peppers, bananas and many other fruits and vegetables are grown. Cotton is cultivated and used to make body ornaments and hammocks, to bind arrow heads and to weave slings for carrying babies.