A wonderful evening with Mike: museum, coffee + folklore show! :)

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listening carefully to the history
After visiting Caral and other places in Lima, there were just few things missing to do in the city, mmm. But I knew there was something he had to do before leaving the country: enjoy a Peruvian show with dances and music. It’d be difficult to find one on a Monday, but I remembered a restaurant in Larcomar, which offers that show. I called them and they told me they have shows daily, so there we go. I reserved a table and everything was ready. 

I picked up Mike at 6pm and we drove straight to Larcomar. It was early, since the show starts at 8:30pm and our reservation was for 8pm, but I wanted Mike to visit the Museo de Oro (“Gold Museum”). The Museum is located in other area of the city, but they have another location in the mall.

a quick stop at a cafe: Mike & Yadi
I haven’t been there before, but I assumed it might be really nice, since the first location is very nice and I wasn’t wrong. They have audioguides in different languages and the exhibition was big and cool!!! I’ll write a review about it. It was amazing watching how the old Peruvians worked with the metals and being able to listen to all the explanations how they did it was perfect. There weren’t many people at that time, so we had it almost for ourselves. Visiting it took us a bit more than an hour. Mike was impressed with the museum and liked it. I made a good choice, hehe.

It was around 7:15pm, so it was still early for the Restaurant. It was cold and a coffee sounded perfect. So we just went to a café. Mike was showing me his pics from Kuelap and Caral. He even invited me to go with him to Caral, but I couldn’t make it :( His pics gave me a better idea about Caral (an ancient city) and right now Caral is part of my plans, haha. I will wait until it’s warmer here and having the perfect company to discover it. Mike and I were talking about his past few days in Peru and the plans for his last days in the city.
a Peruvian evening with Pisco Sours of course and look at the flag ;)
He’d be leaving on Thursday. We were hanging out there until 8pm and then we went to the restaurant, hehe.

At the door I was asked if I had a reservation. Yes we had, under my name: Yadira Salazar, haha. I was a bit afraid about what table they would give us. Since we were just 2 people and usually they expect large groups. Wow! We couldn’t have gotten a better table. It was just in front of the stage! Mike just said: “Good work!!!!”

We sat and got our Pisco Sours, just to be in the right mood to enjoy the Peruvian Folklore, haha. We ordered a tamalito verde (a green tamal witch cilantro typical from the north) as appetizer. It was very tasty. Suddenly the lights turned off. It was 8:30pm and the show was about to start… shhhhh

1-Afro: this is a dance which remains Africa.

yes!
It was performed by the slaves brought by the Spanish during the Colonial times. The dancers did a great job.

2-Rainforest dance: the rainforest dances are becoming best known lately. There were 2 couples. The guys even pretended to be fighting.

3-Tondero: this is one of my favorite dances. It’s from the north coast of the country. The couples dance as if they were flirting. The girls are always smiling and the boys try to do their best to get their attention. Also the music is joyful!

I was just looking at Mike and he was so amazed by the dances :).

let's go girl! he won't succeed!
By this time Mike’s memory card was already full. Well, I had my camera with me, so no problem. I’d take the pics and forward them to him later. There was a small break and we took the opportunity to order our dishes: salad, haha. We both are healthy people ;)

4-El Alcatraz: this is another dance with influences of the Afro. In this one they boys and girls compete with each other. First the boys and then the girls have to move as much and fast as possible. They would have like a tale of paper and the partner would try to turn it on fire with a candle, haha. You really need to move very well your hips. The dancers even asked 2 people from the audience to dance with them, haha.

5-Huaylash: this dance is from Central Highlands.

too much!!!
It’s very colorful. Wow! Poor kidneys. Almost the whole time the dancers were tapping and the girls were wearing high heels!!!

6-Marinera Norteña: this another one of my favorite dances. It’s from the north coast of the country too. Like tondero, it’s about flirting. But this dance is more elegant than the Tondero.

7-Scissors Dance: this is from South west highlands. Wow! This one is very difficult! The dancers are just boys who are competing. They are trying to find the best dancer. This dance is more acrobatic. They will perform all sort of acrobatics – just take a look at the pics - without stopping making “music” with their scissors.

the whole cast!
Being a Scissors’ dancer is a huge thing, an honor. The scissors go from generation to generation. The boys begin to learn how to dance since they are little boys.

Well, after watching such a great show we wanted something sweet and ordered a typical dessert: Mazamorra Morada (Purple Corn Pudding). It was very tasty and huge, so it was perfect for splitting. While we were eating all the dancers showed up. It was the end of the show. After a big applause they left and we staid there for a little while. It was almost 11pm when we left the place. It was time to drive Mike back and I needed to sleep early since the next day I have to work since early in the morning. 

After enjoying the Folklore show, I guess Mike has done almost everything in Lima. mission accomplished! Mike wasn’t sure if we’d be able to meet again before he leaves. Well, I could squeeze a lunch on Wednesday! So we had a plan! I also wanted to meet him one more time before he leaves the country…

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listening carefully to the history
listening carefully to the history
a quick stop at a cafe: Mike & Yadi
a quick stop at a cafe: Mike & Yadi
a Peruvian evening with Pisco Sour…
a Peruvian evening with Pisco Sou…
yes!
yes!
lets go girl! he wont succeed!
let's go girl! he won't succeed!
too much!!!
too much!!!
the whole cast!
the whole cast!
how the old Peruvians worked
how the old Peruvians worked
molding process
molding process
small deer made with the mold tech…
small deer made with the mold tec…
owls
owls
ear ornaments
ear ornaments
Spondylus from Ecuador. They showe…
Spondylus from Ecuador. They show…
funerary mask: belongs to the Lamb…
funerary mask: belongs to the Lam…
ceremonial vase
ceremonial vase
so colorful feather crown
so colorful feather crown
detail of the feather crown
detail of the feather crown
collection of ornaments
collection of ornaments
a purse of silver...
a purse of silver...
necklace look like the nowadays o…
necklace look like the nowadays' …
a Vicus mask
a Vicus mask
interested in the Museum
interested in the Museum
Inca Vase for the corn beer, salud!
Inca Vase for the corn beer, salud!
a toy made of silver, cool!
a toy made of silver, cool!
representation of a funeral proces…
representation of a funeral proce…
a Tumi, ceremonial knife
a Tumi, ceremonial knife
Sican Funerary Mask
Sican Funerary Mask
a Tumi - the front
a Tumi - the front
a Tumi - the back
a Tumi - the back
a crown
a crown
front of a vase
front of a vase
back of the vase
back of the vase
vase just for fureraries
vase just for fureraries
My latte!!!
My latte!!!
we were sit just in front of the s…
we were sit just in front of the …
great view
great view
our perfect spot!
our perfect spot!
Tamalito verde!!! yummy
Tamalito verde!!! yummy
Afro Dance
Afro Dance
so African
so African
Afro dancers
Afro dancers
Rainforests dance
Rainforest's dance
Rainforests dance
Rainforest's dance
Tondero, Si señor!
Tondero, Si señor!
lovely!
lovely!
great
great
cool
cool
dale!
dale!
so nice
so nice
great!
great!
flirting
flirting
perfect!
perfect!
so charming
so charming
tasty salad and healthy!
tasty salad and healthy!
part of our light meal, haha
part of our light meal, haha
El Alcatraz!
El Alcatraz!
:)
:)
:)
:)
the contest will start...
the contest will start...
you will do it, girl!
you will do it, girl!
:)
:)
lets go girl!
let's go girl!
Huaylash
Huaylash
there you go girl!
there you go girl!
where did you go?
where did you go?
:)
:)
so energetic
so energetic
Pio Pio
Pio Pio
nice!
nice!
taking pics
taking pics
The Marinera will start
The Marinera will start
so charming
so charming
owwwwwwwwww
owwwwwwwwww
love it!
love it!
great
great
:)
:)
nice
nice
so graceful
so graceful
full of grace
full of grace
his respects
his respects
Danza de las tijeras: Scissors da…
Danza de las tijeras: Scissors' d…
the dancers getting ready
the dancers getting ready
dancers in action, so young
dancers in action, so young
OMG!
OMG!
so acrobatic
so acrobatic
is he a real person?
is he a real person?
wow!
wow!
is he made of rubber?
is he made of rubber?
ufff
ufff
Mazamorra Morada - Purple Corn pud…
Mazamorra Morada - Purple Corn pu…
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