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La Punta, Zicatela, Oaxaca, Mexico. Summer 2020.

I’m not sure if there is a legend. But there is this festival in June in Oaxaca City. It’s called Guelaguetza and this festival is a gathering between the seven regions of the state. Each region comes to share their customs, their food and music and there’s one region, that will share the pineapple. They’ll bring a dance with the pineapple and this dance is beautiful.

I’ve only seen it in videos. But it’s with live music, and very colourful costumes, and the women are very beautiful. They’re celebrating the fact of growing something from the earth. Many rituals from small Mexican towns that celebrate that. Whether it’s corn or zucchini, when you grow something from the earth you are celebrating life.

My dance is inspired by the Oaxacan Pineapple dance and in my choreography I put the pineapple on my head. The pineapple is like my crown. You know, like when you put flowers around your head, or behind your ear, and you feel beautiful.

I made a dance about celebrating life and feeling beautiful. And because the pineapple is delicious, I make a game with words. I like to say it’s about disfruta la fruta — Enjoy the fruit — So its talking about eroticism and representing the fruit. In my proposal, this dance is about empowering myself as a woman and as a queen.