Los Matachines

Matachines with buffalo

Before the performance of Los Comanches, dancers filed out of the Alcalde church and performed Los Matachines, a folk dance that involves a monarch, a bride, a bull, and buffalo with whips. The costumes were AMAZING, but I couldn’t justify filming the dancers since they didn’t fit into my project (hello no budget!). Luckily, Nic took a bit of video.

Here’s a nice article that summarizes the symbolism and possible historical origins of both Los Matachines and Los Comanches.

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