Photographic documentary essay about the tradition of the Laiccas or Galas from Huancavelica residents in Lima, better known as “Scissors Dancers”.

Lima, city of massive migrations, has not only recieved residents from different villages of Peru, but immigrants have embraced the city; turning it into a platform of its originating manifestations.

Galas is an old tradition which dates back to pre-Hispanic times. The participants are considered priests, warriors and dancers. However, out of their place of origin, it is considered more as a folkloric dance.

This essay not only focuses on it as a practice and spectacle, but also explore their intimate and everyday spaces.

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