Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fly High with The Flying Men from Veracruz!

Bring out the kid in you while staying at Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn next weekend.  Back by popular demand is a performance by The Flying Men of Veracruz, on July 16 and 17, at Rancho de las Golondrinas.   Part circus, part ceremony, the event is an awe-inspiring spectacle, and entertaining to folks of all ages.

The ritual/ceremony is believed to have originated in central Mexican with the Nahua, Huastec and Otomi people.  You will see five men climb to the top of a 100 foot tall pole, four of whom then leap towards the ground while a fifth man remains on top of the pole, dancing and playing music.  Myth has it that the ritual was created to ask the gods to end a severe drought, and I sure hope it works!  We are in the midst of a severe drought ourselves here in Santa Fe, with no meaningful precipitation in months.

In addition to this awe-inspiring sight, enjoy a wide array of traditional Mexican art, music, dance, theatre and food during this special cultural weekend, including a performance by the comedic group Cornisa 20.

Rancho de las Golondrinas
334 Los Pinos Road
I-25 exit 276, then follow the signs
505.471.2261

July 16 and 17
10am-5pm
Ticket prices:  $8/adults, $5/seniors & teens
Free for children under age 13

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