Traditional Chilean dance   La Cueca, a traditional Chilean folk dance, is especially popular at countryside celebrations. It originates from peasant folklore and some sources believe that it emerged as a symbol of the newborn republic in rebellion against the Spanish crown.

Dressed in colorful traditional Chilean costumes, members of the Araucaria dance ensemble perform traditional dances.

Chile Cueca Chilena

Cueca Chilena - the folklore dance of chile. Resembles the mating ritual of hens and roosters.

Chile-Mujer Mapuche, una machi con su kultrún.

Chile-Mujer Mapuche, una machi con su kultrún.

MUSICA CHILENA FOLKLORICA TRADICIONAL - 14 TEMAS. - Selección de Cecil G...

La Cueca is the national dance and folklore of Chile. This dance mimics the courtship of a chicken and rooster. The handkerchiefs you can see to the right symbolize feathers. Danced for years, la C.

"Fabian Quintanilla, Diablada Promes antes de San Lorenzo, Iquique, San Lorenzo de Tarapaca", serie Bailarines del desierto, 2011, photo: Andrés Figueroa

"Fabian Quintanilla, Diablada Promes antes de San Lorenzo, Iquique, San Lorenzo de Tarapaca", serie Bailarines del desierto, 2011, photo: Andrés Figueroa

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