5,6 k liker dette. La Cueca is the national dance and folklore of Chile. Rooted strongly in Chile’s rural and working class culture, la cueca is one of the country’s richest traditions. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The most widespread version of its origins relates it with the zamacueca which arose in Peru as a variation of Spanish Fandango dancing with criollo. The dance is then thought to have passed to Chile and Bolivia, where its name was shortened and where it continued to evolve. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. As you can see, the outfits are thus traditional Chilean outfits. ( Log Out / While cueca's origins are not clearly defined, it is considered to have mostly European Spanish and arguably indigenous influences. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. ( Log Out / Danced for years, la Cueca is influence by both African and indigenous cultures. Due to the dance's popularity in the region, the Peruvian evolution of the zamacueca was nicknamed "la chilena… The woman has her half of the circle and the man has his. This dance mimics the courtship of a chicken and rooster. ( Log Out / They then dance around each other in half circles or making a full circle. Declared the official dance of Chile in September 1979, you can see la Cueca danced on Chile’s Independence Day. This typical countryside dance has been around in Chile for generations. Change ). As you can see, the outfits are thus traditional Chilean outfits. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Declared… To see the Chilean national champions of 2008 dance La Cueca, check out this video. ( Log Out / La Cueca is danced in a circle. Los Republicanos de la Cueca. This dance mimics the courtship of a chicken and rooster. Los Republicanos de la Cueca. Danced for years, la Cueca is influence by both African and indigenous cultures. However, as with many aspects of Chilean culture during the dictatorship, la cueca fell under General Pinochet’s shadow for many years, becoming a symbol of his regime’s oppressive rule. Banda de Cueca Chilena y Republicana, Cantos Populares. The handkerchiefs you can see to the right symbolize feathers. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. La Cueca is the national dance and folklore of Chile. The handkerchiefs you can see to the right symbolize feathers. The hankerchiefs are twirled above the head at various moments throughout the dance.