Friday, 6 March 2009

Chico Sanchez: Chinelos

Photo © Chico Sanchez-All Rights Reserved

Here's another SoundSlides slideshow by photographer Chico Sanchez, featuring the dance of the Chinelos. Chinelos is a traditional dance performed in the state of Morelos, Mexico in which colorfully dressed dancers dance and wave flags accompanied by traditional tunes played by a brass band.

According to Wikipedia, the town of Tepoztlán is known for its chinelos but the dance exists throughout Morelos in towns like Yautepec, Coacalco, Cuautlixco, Atlahuahuacán, Oaxtepec, Jojutla and Totolapan, as well as in certain towns in the state of Puebla.

Many of Chico Sanchez's documentary/travel photography slideshows have been featured on The Travel Photographer blog; latest of which was The Island of Dolls and others.