Richmond Folk Festival 2008 / Tezcatlipoca Voladores/ Mexican Sky Dancers

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One of the highlights from yesterday at the Richmond Folk Festival was the performance of the Mexican Sky Dancers, Tezcatlipoca Voladores.  This activity is a Mayan tradition going back thousands of years.  And it really gets your heart pounding in 2008 as they do this thing without safety ropes or a net.

Here’s a NextGen collection that pretty much goes through the performance from top to bottom.  They start out with a dance and prayers and then proceed to the top of the poll.  I have tried to capture some of their graceful and colorful flight to the ground.  They do look like they are enjoying themselves.

One thought on “Richmond Folk Festival 2008 / Tezcatlipoca Voladores/ Mexican Sky Dancers

  1. this pictures are great. i am one of this 5 voladores. am the youngest one there. thankyou for posting this photos. great shots once again thankyou

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