Episode 64 – Tlaltecuhtli Earth Father

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The Story:

Every year in Guadalajara, they hold the Romería festival, and every year the danzantes dance from the Cathedral in the city centre, all the way to the Basílica in Zapopan. It can be tough walking five kilometres, even more so when you’re taking two steps forward and one step back, and tougher still when the construction of a new subway line forces you to take a fifteen kilometre detour.

Aaron had some interesting experiences, preparing his costume, trying to find all the right feathers for an (more or less) authentic native American headdress, and dancing himself into a trance for an intense journey that might end up binding him to the Earth Father Tlaltecuhtli, Our Lady of Guadalupe, or the Virgin of Zapopan.

Join us as we put our feet to the concrete in another exciting adventure of … The Paradise Paradox!

The Links:

Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
Fingerprints of the Gods
Serpent of Light: Beyond 2012 – The Movement of the Earth’s Kundalini and the Rise of the Female Light, 1949 to 2013
Commedia dell’arte