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Voladores de Papantla (Pole Dancing)
« on: June 30, 2015, 07:25:02 PM »

Last week I visited the Mayan ruins of Tulum in Yucatan, an amazing fortress with many buildings facing the sea. Before getting into the archeological site I encountered this performance of the Dance of the Flyers (Danza de los Voladores), many times called "Voladores of Papantla" in reference to a location more to the north where it is most popular. The traditional one would be around a large wooden pole, but this tourist version used a safer metal column. As Voladores de Papantla is the original name in Mexico for the trick we now call in English Pole Dancing, I HAD to do it in front of them:

I was so excited about taking the photo that I made my whole group of 15 people miss the "train" ride that takes you closer to the fortress entrance.

By the way, the alternative name used in Mexico for the trick is "teibolera", which refers to a "pole dancer", but of the modern type  ::)
« Last Edit: July 02, 2015, 10:19:35 AM by ta0 »


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Re: Voladores de Papantla (Pole Dancing)
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2015, 01:51:12 AM »

Great Picture.


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Re: Voladores de Papantla (Pole Dancing)
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2015, 05:26:36 PM »

very very good ta0


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Re: Voladores de Papantla (Pole Dancing)
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2015, 07:01:26 PM »

that pic should be in the next pic contest thingy i feel eh @-@