Metamorfosis Documentation Project

La Danza de La Pluma. Fe, Sacrificio y Tradición.

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The documentary “La Danza de la Pluma. Faith, Sacrifice and Tradition” stems from interviews and other documentation in Teotitlán del Valle during November and December of 2007. It focuses on the motivation of the dancers when pledging their commitment to the Dance, the physical and economic sacrifices involved, and how this ancient tradition still survives in this community. It has both English and Spanish versions, and is exclusively for sale at the Community Museum in Teotitlán del Valle and on this website.

This film was made possible in part by the support of Frieda and Jim Arth and The Santa Fe Art Institute. We are extremely grateful to Rubén Abruña and iLevel, Inc. for their support. For more information about Abruña's work and about iLevel, Inc. please visit their website:

In 2008 Metamorfosis Documentation Project's film "La Danza de la Pluma. Faith, Sacrifice and Tradition" was screened at the Kent Film Festival in Kent, Connecticut and at the Cine las Americas International Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

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