Over the past three years, we have been living in Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Mx, for 3 to 4 months. During our stays, we have had the pleasure of watching the children of Tlaxcala at play and performing for the the general public. In the following video, you will be introduced to the city of Tlaxcala, to the “casa” we occupy, and then to the children of the community. Puppets and dolls were and still are popular in Mexico and were historically used to teach children lessons. One slide in the presentation shows a “prehispanic puppet” that is of a pregnant mother and the baby. Other puppets from the colonial period follow. The segment ends with a photo an arena with puppets in a “cock” fight. You will also see a brief segment of paintings done by young people. Much more is in the video, especially several segments of youth dancing in the center of the city at the Zócalo. So stay tune as the video brings you many photos and some “live” video.
Silversard, AKA, THE Genuine Tourist, reporting from Baraboo, WI, USA