Friday, 7 March 2008

La Guelaguetza: Oaxaca's Dance

Image © Tewfic El-Sawy-All Rights Reserved

While in Oaxaca, I photographed a couple of lively Guelaguetza performances and uploaded some of the results on to a website. The dances are a form of celebration that dates back to pre-Columbian times and which remain a defining characteristic of Oaxacan culture. Its origins relate to the worship of corn as a mainstay staple of the Oaxacan region, and indeed all over Mexico and beyond.

Eventually, these photographs will be incorporated into a multimedia slideshow.

La Guelaguetza