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Diablada punena

The Diablada punena, originally from Puno, Peru, is part of an Andean-theatrical reportoire that began during the Spanish colonization of South America in order to teach the local natives the precepts of Christian faith and history of the Spanish Empire. The diablada causes a reform in the thinking of the indigenous altiplano cultures as missionaries from Spain, instilled the paradigm of good and evil, which is how the costumes of angels and demons became associated with the dance.

According to Diego Gonzales Holguin, the author of Arte de la Lengua Aymara y Vocabulario General dell Peru, the missionaries taught the natives a representation of the seven deadly sins and the triumph of the Angels over the demons. In Puno, this is a special dance which was recovered from the past at the same time with the Diablada of Oruro.


This article was initially translated from Spanish wikipedia

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