Peruvian festival to celebrate dance
Jul 27, 2013
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Photos by Louise R. Shaw
The sixth-annual event featured dancers from Andes Folk Dance (above, middle and below left photos), who performed at Centerville’s Founder’s Park on Saturday evening. Sonia Munoz, who came to the United States seven years ago, said dance and food are a big part of Peruvian culture. “In Peru, we connect with each other by dancing,” she said.
Dancers from Grupo Mexicano Aztlan present traditional folk dances of Mexico at the festival. Besides performers, vendors shared products and dishes from Peru such as picarones (similar to a doughnut) and anticuchos (similar to a shish-kebab). According to its website, utahperufestival.com, the festival is held to celebrate Peruvian independence, integrate the communities of Peru and Utah, support Peruvian businesses and promote Peru as a tourist attraction.
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