‘Queen of Nice Energy’ chosen at Bolivian pageant – Washington Put up

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A girl competes within the Queen of the Nice Energy contest, in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Could 24, 2019. The most important non secular pageant within the Andes choses its queen in a decent contest to move the Pageant of the Lord Jesus of the Nice Energy, mobilizing 1000’s of dancers and greater than four,000 musicians into the streets of La Paz. (Juan Karita/Related Press)

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Organizers of the Lord Jesus of the Nice Energy Pageant, which fuses Andean and Catholic cultures, have chosen the queen to move the annual occasion which can mobilize 74,000 dancers and greater than four,000 musicians within the Bolivian metropolis of La Paz.

Carrying the crimson skirt, white-fringed scarf and hat of the “la morenada” dance, Steffany Arriaza Cabezas took first place amongst 73 individuals in voting that concluded early Saturday. She’s going to lead festivities on June 21.

Arriaza represented “Morenada X of the Nice Energy,” one of the crucial conventional fraternities within the pageant with greater than a thousand dancers. The morenada is a folks dance born within the Andes and impressed by the slave commerce within the area throughout the colonial period. Its affect has prolonged to Peru, Chile and Argentina in current many years.

Every participant enters the catwalk performing the dance she represents. The judges have in mind the gown and choreography, and the contestants need to reply questions.

The primary place winner receives a kitchen; the second place finisher a fridge and the third place dancer a microwave oven. The queen will preside over the pageant, stated Marina Isabel Salazar, president of the Affiliation of Folkloric Teams.

On June 21, the dancers will descend the steep streets of the highland metropolis of La Paz from the Jesus of the Nice Energy Catholic church, the place the pageant was born 49 years in the past. Through the years, the pageant has change into a cultural icon for town.

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