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LACIS Lecture: “The Sacrificial deaths of Peccary & Puma: A Pan-Andean Ethnographic Theme?

Event Details

Date
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Time
12-1 p.m.
Location
Description
Presented by Frank Salomon, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at UW-Madison

From the Ecuadorian Andes in the 1970s and in the Peruvian central Andes in the 2000’s, a surprising unity appears in the sphere of ritual drama. In both places a corps of dancer-athletes impersonating strange beings from beyond society invade the community and turn it parodically upside-down. Yet soon they are forced out of human society by the primordial beastly power that they unleash.
Cost
Free

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