Qamile is other dance which is worth to be seen.Qamile is the dance related to agriculture.In this dance there is a lot of symbolism hidden behind each part of this dance.In this picture we see Kelma ,an ex local beauty contest queen watching his partner performing the ceremonial drink during the ritual done to Pachamama.
After the qamile ,the couple of dancers pose for pictures for the visitors.The clothes desings are unique in Colca Valley and Colca Canyon.Womens clothes are masterpieces of embroidery.
The man represents activity in Colca Valley so he is the one in charge of breaking the ground before putting seeds.He carries the Chaquitaclla or foot plow.
The dancer is performing the ceremonial drink while he sings the jaileos or traditional songs for the Pachamama.
Other dance which is very interesting to see is the dance called "Chujcho".This dance comes from Cabanaconde area which is located next to the Colca Canyon.This dance makes fun of the "macho attitude" of the andean men and of course cabana women know how to be ready for this situation!All the dances in Colca are unique and different from other dances seen in Qosqo and in Puno.All of them have a mythical origin and legends explain their ancient meaning.If you go to "El Nido" don´t forget to drink "El quemadito" (The burned one) a drink which is made of orange,with cinnamon and other species that mixed with firewater of good quality is going to be a very interesting experience.