Peru has many different cultural traditions and one of the most important representative is dance, to which you can enjoy a show on board the ship.
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Enjoy Marinera, one of Peru’s typical dances.
The dance is traditionally accompanied by several instruments: cajón, clarinets, guitars, drums, and bugles.
Take in Peru’s graceful and romantic couple’s dance.
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
Today you will enjoy a wonderful show on board. Peru has many different cultural traditions and one of the most important and representative is dance.
Marinera is one of our typical Peruvian dance. Marinera is a graceful and romantic couple's dance that uses handkerchiefs as props. The dance is an elegant and stylized reenactment of a courtship and it shows a blend of the different cultures of Peru. The dance itself has gained a lot of recognition and is one of the most popular traditional dances of Peru. The city of Trujillo has been the national capital of this dance ever since the passage of law No. 24,447 on January 24, 1986. The Trujillo Marinera Festival has been held in Trujillo since the 1960s. In 2012, the Congress of the Peruvian Republic declared October 7 as Marinera Day in Trujillo City, which is celebrated with a parade and dance expressions.
The origin of the Marinera is generally traced back to the Zamacueca. However, there are several other theories about where it comes from. The dance is traditionally accompanied by several instruments: cajón, clarinets, guitars, drums, and bugles.