Dance of the Sleeping Child
Presented by Photographer Dane Strom
The Story Behind this Photo
Xui Ocelot Gomez Hernandez performs El Niño Dormido (the Dance of the Sleeping Child) with his daughter, Maya, in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. The dance is a traditional Mexican ballet folklórico from the state of Chiapas which starts off with the female dancer trying to wake up her dance partner from a siesta.
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About The Photographer
Dane Strom worked for seven years as a newsroom editorial assistant at The Denver Post in Colorado before he left the United States and moved to Central Mexico in 2010.
Since then, he’s been photographing the traditions, holidays and people of his adopted town, commited to spreading the beauty and rich culture of Mexico around the world.
His work, which has appeared in galleries and museums in many countries, has also won awards in contests judged by photographers and curators such as Steve McCurry, Peter Turnley, and Susan Spiritus.