Hofstra University Special Collections, HOF_102
Photograph of a bottle dancer from Paraguay, n.d.
Why is this women on the ground? Can you bend like that with a book on your head?
Why do you think the woman would dance with a bottle on her head? Would that be difficult?
Describe the costume worn by the dancer.
What is the history and purpose of the Paraguayan bottle dance?
Locate Paraguay on a map. Research why people from Paraguay came to the United States.
Art: Create a brochure or a poster that outlines plans for a Latino cultural parade in your area. Include at least three different cultural groups and what they would present as a traditional performance.
Music: Learn a traditional Latino dance to perform in a group.
Home and Careers: Create a traditional Latino costume and create a poster explaining how to make it using only traditional methods.
Augustin, Byron. 2005. Paraguay (Enchantment of the World, Second Series). Children’s Press, 2005.
Wagoner, Bob. 1991. Community in Paraguay: A Visit to the Bruderhof. Plough Publishing, 1991.