Running from the Vejigante

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Title

Running from the Vejigante

Subject

Afropuertorican

Description

Traditionally, vejigantes carried inflated cow or goat bladders on the end of a stick and use it to tease, taunt and chase those participating in the celebrations, or las fiestas, especially children. Today a balloon or paper bag is what is commonly used to represent that aspect of the vejigantes tradition. Dancer and artist Gabriela Pérez demonstrates running from the vejigantes at an educational performance.

Creator

Vanessa Jones

Date

4-23-2009

Contributor

Gabriela Pérez
William Torres
José Chetrancolo

Rights

© Raíces Cultural Center

Format

jpeg

Language

en

Type

Still Image

Identifier

2009GabrielaPerez06.jpg

Coverage

New Brunswick, NJ

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Digital Image

Physical Dimensions

3872 × 2592

Files

2009GabrielaPerez06.jpg

Citation

Vanessa Jones, “Running from the Vejigante,” Raíces Cultural Center Digital Archive, accessed January 24, 2022, https://archive.raicesculturalcenter.org/items/show/506.

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