Los Voladores De Pazeantla- flying Indians from Mexico

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A photograph of people watching The Danza de los voladores de Papantla (Dance of Papantla's flyers) who performed an ancient dramatic rituals dance from Veracruz, Mexico at HemisFair '68. Five men representing the five elements of the indigenous world climb to the top of a pole, one of them stays, playing a flute and dancing while 4 others descend the pole with a rope tied to one of their feet. The rope unwraps itself 13 times for each of the four flyers representing the 52 weeks of the year. This photograph shows the four performers dangling upside down by the ... continued below

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 3 x 4 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. 1968.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2009 and was provided by UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 720 times , with 24 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: Los Voladores De Pazeantla- flying Indians from Mexico
  • Alternate Title: Flying Indians from Mexico

Description

A photograph of people watching The Danza de los voladores de Papantla (Dance of Papantla's flyers) who performed an ancient dramatic rituals dance from Veracruz, Mexico at HemisFair '68. Five men representing the five elements of the indigenous world climb to the top of a pole, one of them stays, playing a flute and dancing while 4 others descend the pole with a rope tied to one of their feet. The rope unwraps itself 13 times for each of the four flyers representing the 52 weeks of the year. This photograph shows the four performers dangling upside down by the ropes with the fifth performer remaining at the top of the pole.

Physical Description

1 photograph : positive, col. ; 3 x 4 cm.

Source

  • University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records, 1962-1995 (bulk 1964-1968) MS 31

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Rescuing Texas History, 2009

Photographs, oral histories, artwork, letters, and more. These more than 5,000 items give a glimpse into the diverse people that have called Texas home over the years. Funding provided by the Summerlee Foundation.

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Creation Date

  • 1968

Start & End Dates

  • April 1968 - October 1968

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Dec. 9, 2009, 8:38 a.m.

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  • Nov. 19, 2010, 12:08 p.m.

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Los Voladores De Pazeantla- flying Indians from Mexico, photograph, 1968; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth66469/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.