Dance of the Flyers – Mexico

The Danza de los Voladores de Papantla (Dance of Papantla’s flyers) is a ritualistic dance in Veracruz performed by the Totonac Indians.

Five men, each representing the five elements of the indigenous world climb atop a pole, one of them stays on the pole playing a flute and dancing while the remaining four descend the pole with a rope tied by one of their feet. The rope unwraps itself 13 times for each of the four flyers, symbolizing the 52 weeks of the year.

Danza de los Voladores de Papantla – Wikipedia

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

I’ve seen this impressive display a couple of times. It’s a tourist attraction these days in Mexico.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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