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Every year dance troupes from around the world come to the Festidanza Trujillo – International Folk Dance Festival in Trujillo, Perú and wow spectators with a parade, events at the Coliseum Gran Chimu, presentations in public squares and special guest appearances. Typically more than a dozen countries participate with amazing displays of artistic and dance culture, color and joy.
Participant dancers and musicians from countries like: Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Slovakia, Estonia, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Tongo!
Venues Include: the Ministry of Culture, a Parade throughout Trujillo, the Plaza de Armas, Aventura Mall, and many shows at the Coliseo Gran Chimu.
Not just a cultural event, but an event with a local and worldwide mission: to share Folk Dances of different cultures and their social, cultural and recreational values, to Promote fellowship through folklore, a culture of peace, and tourism to Trujillo and the region.
August 21st: Plaza de Armas of Trujillo, Presentation and welcoming of delegations and media.
August 22nd: Plaza de Armas of Trujillo, 9:30 AM a Parade from the Ministry of Culture making its way via Gamarra, Av Spain, Pizarro and finally Plaza de Armas. 11:00 AM at Plaza de Armas a public ceremony with Distinguished Guests and Visiting Delegations. 6:00 PM at Aventura Mall, an International Dance Show declaring “Free the World Folklore Day.”
August 23rd: Grand Chimu Colusium (Coliseo Gran Chimu), 7 PM Opening of the Festival with dance participation from all groups.
August 24th: Grand Chimu Colusium (Coliseo Gran Chimu), 9:00 AM Special Event for Students, Senior Citizens, etc. 7:00 PM Feature Presentation
August 25th: Plaza de Armas of Trujillo, 9:00 AM Raising of National Flags, with special help and performances by all delegations. 5 PM Grand Chimu Colusium (Coliseo Gran Chimu), Gala Closing Festival Ceremony and Event including Crowning of Miss Festidanza and Award Presentation and Performances including Best Dance and Best National Costume.
[TBS_ALERT color=”success”] Participants in the XVI Festival Include: Belgium — GRUPO DE DANZAS SONQONINA, Brazil — OS RIOGRANDENSES, Canada — MANIGANCE, Chile — CONJUNTO FOLKLORICO LAN, Ecuador — BALLET FOLKLORICO ÑUKANCHIK, Slovakia — CHILDREN FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE, Estonia — FOLKLORE SOCIETY LEIGARID, Philippines — PILIPINO FOLK ENSEMBLE, Mexico — COMPAÑIA DE DANZA NAYAR, Panama — ACADEMIA DE BAILES Y EXPRESIONES FOLKLORICAS PANAMA, Peru — CENTRO CULTURAL MINCHANZAMAN, Tongo — TROUPE ARTISTIQUE CULTURELLE INTERNATIONALE TCHE-TCHOULA[/TBS_ALERT]
JANO’S Centro, Jr. Pizarro N° 711, and
Ministerio de Cultura, Jr. Independencia 572
Ticket Prices: Student/Senior Event is S/. 2,
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Main Events are S/. 10-30 each day or three day passes S/. 25-80
For more information visit: http://www.festidanza.org/
Photo Credits: All images: El Centro Cultural Minchanzaman