In this video Ballet Folklórico Oro Lenca performs traditional dances of Honduras for the general public in Gracias Lempia in 2014. You can click on the name of a dance to jump to that portion of the video.
|¡Viva Intibucá! (01:30)
|Dance celebrating Intibucá cultures and peoples.
|El Palito Verde de Guancapla (03:21)
|Variation of El Palito Verde compiled by Wilberto Bonilla Ríos in the municipality of San Miguel Guancapla de Intibucá.
|Arranca Terrones (04:50)
|This dance compiled by Carlos Gómez and Rubén Ruíz originated in the municipality of Trinidad in the department of Santa Barbara.
|Que Viven Los Lencas (06:06)
|Dance in celebration of the indigenous Lenca people of Intibucá.
|El Indio Gualcinse (07:28)
|Dance performed to the folk song El Indio Gualcinse contemplating the life of an indigenous Honduran from the municipality of Gualcince en the Honduran department of Lempira.
|El Guapango Chorotega (09:15)
|The Guapango is a very common musical rhythm in southern Honduras. The dance was compiled in the municipality of Linaca in Chuleteca by Rafael Manzanares Aguilar.
|Palito Verde (tradicional) (11:37)
|This Creole dance compiled by Carlos Gómez was danced on special occasions in a farm called Palito Verde, located in Trinidad, department of Santa Bárbara.
|Palito Verde de Guancapla (14:30)
|Variation of El Palito Verde compiled by Wilberto Bonilla Ríos in the municipio de San Miguel Guancapla de Intibucá.
|La Farifumba (18:51)
|This strikingly unusual dance that was danced in villages up until 1960 was compiled by Wilberto Bonilla Ríos in the village of Agua Blanca in Intibucá.
|El Cascareño (23:04)
|This dance compiled by the Honduran folklorist and musician Rubén Ruiz is originally from Dulce Nombre de Copan and derives its name from the village of Cáscaras located in the plain of the Cáscaras.
|La Picoteña (26:01)
|This peasant dance compiled by Atanasio Gonzáles and Cresencia López was performed around the the Picota hills.
|Polka Corrida (28:20)
|This creole dance was compiled in Ramón Arriba by Tania Pinto Ramos de Morán in March of 1983. This dance has a military influence reflected by the formality of the ladies' costumes and the elegance and gallantry of the men.
|Arranca Terrones de Nueva Esperanza (31:13)
|The name (literally, plucking up clods of earth) refers to the dust kicked up by dancers from the dirt floors of traditional houses. But that didn't interrupt festivities until the contented dancers went home after the party in their dirty socks.