For the developed world, there is a choice to be made: to promote economic policies that despoil indigenous lands or to support cultures and the remaining biological sanctuaries. ~ Paul Hawken ~
The Embera Indians have an assortment of dances. Most are performed by women only, although whole families will join in for others. The dances are simple and easy to name as they find inspiration from the movements of animals.
Dances are performed during social gatherings, ceremonies and to welcome visitors in the village. Flutes, drums, turtle shells and other percussion instruments guide the movement of the dancers. Here the dancers do the sweeping movements of birds in the sky…in the campo.
To see other interpretations of this week’s WP Photo Challenge, “Dance” go here.