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The Marinera: The National Dance of Peru

Jul 23, 2022

In honor of the Peruvian Civic Association of NJ West Hudson Parade and Festival 2022, we have Melvin Araujo and Gennesie Zuniga performing the Marinera Dance at the Harrison Fest Queens Gala in 2016. It is not the first or last time that they performed the dance but the video is shot from backstage which gives it a much more intimate view of the performance. Click the Play Button to watch two very talented dancers perform the Marinera.

If you want to experience the beauty and grace of Peru, look no further than the Marinera Dance. This dance is considered the National Dance of Peru, and it is a beautiful display of romanticism and sensuousness. The Marinera Dance enacts the courtship of a young couple, and it is sure to leave you mesmerized. The Marinera is a couples dance that originated on the north coast of Peru.  It is a mix of Spanish and African influences, and it is danced to the rhythm of Peruvian Cajon  The dance itself is incredibly graceful, with the couple flowing seamlessly around the dance floor until a climax.  The dancers never touch until the final moment.  There is no actual kiss but if there were the dancer’s hat would shield it from the view of the audience.

We are looking for a wonderful Parade and Celebration of Peru’s Independence and culture. Viva Peru!