Scissors dance contest in Peru

Updated: 2007-04-23 11:03

scissors dance

A dancer competes in the national scissors dance competition in Villa Maria, southern Lima, April 22, 2007. The Peruvian Scissors Dance (Danza de las Tijeras), continuing a tradition inherited from their Inca ancestors, is characterized by two metal poles which take the shape of a pair of scissors. Dancers compete by dancing as well as by taking part in trials such as glass-eating, walking on fire or sticking wires into their body. [Reuters]


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