Last week, UNESCO deemed the Wititi dance an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The award was accepted by Peruvian President Ollanta Humala.
The Wititi dance comes from the Colca Valley in Peru. It is normally performed in pairs at traditional religious celebrations throughout the months of November, December, January, and February. The fact that it is done in pairs is a symbol for the production cycle of agriculture.
Similar to how couples start in small relationships that burgeon into something greater, agricultural also goes through this cycle of growth. (more…)