Dance of the Viejitos, Morelia, Michoacan

The Danza de los Viejitos  is a dance performed in the State of Michoacan.  The performers wear masks of older people and campesino clothing. The dance begins at a slow pace with mock aching and hunching characteristic of older men.  As the dance progresses, the movements turn into vigorous dancing combined with trembling and coughing and falling over. The costumes are ornate and beautiful.

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