He huaylarsh At its best, it returned to all the districts of origin in the south of Huancayo, after being suspended for two years due to the covid-19 pandemic. More than 4 thousand 600 among children, young people and older adults who participate in contests or have carnival parties, showed us all the power of this emblematic dance of central Peru.
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Since yesterday morning, the competition began with parades in the districts of Viques and Chongos Bajo (Chupaca), there are more than 50 casts that registered in each of these jurisdictions to win the first place trophy .
Another of the leading districts is Chupuro, whose contest is held at the Municipal Stadium.
“Huaylarsh is my life. Whenever I have the opportunity, I do it because I love my culture, I love my dance. I know that it is a cast competition, but I know that each dancer goes on stage only with the aim of raising our huaylarsh”, said Michael Huzco, from Chupuro.
In all districts, the participation of children is considered, in order to promote the massification of this dance. Yesterday, little ones who, since they were 4 years old, have known the meaning of the steps they execute and their choreography, showed off their skill.
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“In Chongos Bajo, today there are about 51 groups registered. For Thursday, February 23, in Huayucachi there are more than 90 sets. At the level of Huancayo we have more than 100 institutions, a part goes to the contests and others only spend parties with the traditional cutter or rompeolla”, said the folklorist Miguel Herrera.
The contests continue today in the district of Huacrapuquio and tomorrow is the final in the districts of Viques, Chongos Bajo and Chupuro. On Wednesday the 22nd, Huaylarsh Day is celebrated.