Last month in October, we participated in celebrating a milestone – the anniversary of Jóvenes con Propósito (JCP; “Youth With Purpose” in English) in a televised event held at the municipal theater in Cusco, Peru.
JCP has spent the last 5 years caring for and educating disadvantaged and vulnerable youth in and around the city, and those very youth shared their talents the evening of October 19th. It’s the biggest event JCP has held yet with around 150 people in attendance, including prominent Cusco leaders.
The video below shows one of the presentations of the night, a traditional dance of the Wara Wara community from the district of Qatqa (also known as Ccatcca) in the province of Quispicanchi around 2 hours from the city of Cusco. In Peru, it’s common for each town or district to have their own traditional dance. When you come visit Peru with us, your Cusco guide can tell you more about traditional clothing and dancing in the region.
They’ve just announced that in-person classes will start in the new school year (see https://www.gob.pe/cn/institucion/minedu/informes-publicaciones/2339630-comunicado), so if you book your Cusco, Peru tours anytime from late March to December, it’s possible you’ll see traditional dancing in the streets in and around the main Plaza de Armas of Cusco as each school in the city often organizes a parade.