Oro Lenca — La Varsoviana

Dancers of the Ballet Folklórico de Honduras Oro Lenca perform the colonial dance La Varsoviana in El Grande de Grandes 2017.

La Varsoviana

This dance designated Colonial or Regia is originally from Comayagua in the department of Comayagua. This dance was danced in the atrium of the cathedral of the city of Comayagua, in honor of General Xatruch and the soldiers who returned victorious after bringing down the filibuster William Walker, according to references of the professor Pompilio Ortega. The dancers are wearing the colonial costume of Comayagua. It was documented by the folklorist David Adolfo Flores. The costume was used between 1790 and 1850 during the transition of Honduras from a Spanish colony to an independent republic.