Aztec Dancers to perform on Sunday at the Eastern Idaho State Fair

Pictured are members of the Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl who will perform at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3, on the free stage at Eastern Idaho State Fair. Jacob Gonzalez is the leader and captain of the Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl who performed last Saturday at Jensen Grove.This little girl plays a rattle as part of the Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl that performed at Jensen Grove last Saturday.
By: 
LESLIE MIELKE
Staff Writer

The Blackfoot Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl will perform at the Eastern Idaho State Fair at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3. They will dance on the free stage near the food vendors.
Giving spectators a glimpse the culture, flair and color of the Aztec dances, dancers performed at Jensen Grove on Saturday to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. The dances were followed by a potluck meal.
In the dances, the drummers set the beat and the rhythm. By the beat of the drums, called “Huehuetl,” dancers recognize what dance will be performed. Incense is used with prayer throughout the dances.
“The dances are all very expressive and represent the forces of nature, the universal four corners of the earth, human existence and the struggle for power among the element,” Rocio Perez, secretary of the group, said.
The full story is in the Monday, Aug. 28, edition of the Morning News.

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