This is my hats off blog entry to my amazing husband who stayed up late at night all week and got up early to go work. Why? Because he had a vision for this amazing new costume for stilts (which we presented today at the SLO Symphony POPS concert!). He can sew, he can build, and the more colorful the better!
Our friend Jesus had the idea of basing a costume on the Danza de la Pluma, from Oaxaca. So we made it! And felicidades to Jesus for managing the weight of that penacho, headdress!
"La Danza de la Pluma originated from Mixtec and Zapotec dances in Oaxaca under the influence of the Spanish colonizers. It incorporates the struggle between Moctezuma and Cortez, paganism and Christianity." (www.newmexico.org). It is still performed in Oaxaca and dancers take the commitment to learning the dance very seriously, committing for 3 years