Dancers in animal costumes perform a sacred Mayan Deer Dance
Music & Performance

Mayan Danza del Venado

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Danza Maya Aipop Tecum offers a sacred Mayan Deer Dance, part of ceremonies throughout the Guatemalan Highlands, in which the deer step forward to offer their flesh so that humans can live. Dancers wear deer skull headdresses, antlers, or masks. Danza Maya Ajpop Tecum is a Maya-Quiche dance group living in Los Angeles with family lineage in Olintepeque, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

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