wititi, la danza del amor. .
dec 2018 - yanque, perú. .
a traditional, now Unesco recognized, dance known as the "Wititi," or dance of love, can be traced back to the Inca Mayta Capac Amaru. The stories say he came to this part of the colca canyon, an area desired for its agricultural value, with an army of soldiers. But he was amazed by the magic of the canyon and fell in love with the local princess of the Collagua people, abandoning his conquest. To steal his forbidden love, he dressed as a woman to get close to her. .
In these photos you can see the boys, wearing large lampshade styled hats and skirts, dressed as girls to get close to their partners in celebration of the story. They all dance early in the mornings in the main plaza of the towns of the region.