The Danzaq of South Peru in New York

Crossed Scissors at the Crossroads of Immigration

Tom Van Buren, PhD


Van Buren, Tom. “The Danzaq of Southern Peru in New York: Crossed Scissors at the Crossroads of Immigration.” New York Folklore, vol. 41-1-2, 2015, pp. 3-11.


This article discusses, from the perspective of transnational cultural studies of performance-based symbolism, the practice of New York-based dancers, who learned the tradition in urban migrantcommunities in Lima and have practiced the dance there, as well as in the rural settings of their origin and now abroad in the US.

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