In the state of Guerrero various musical trends, including modern dances are practiced.
Tecuani or Tecuanes Dance
The word “Tecuani” comes from Nahuatl meaning “something to eat”. Dance is a representation describing the misdeeds of the tiger, which hunts and kills a deer, so it represents the efforts of several dancers to capture it. In this dance, some characters are wounded by the tiger and are cured by the “Doctor”. Eventually the tiger is killed by hunters and their skin is devoured by vultures. The characters in this dance usually use a mask calfskin, with mustache and beard hairs made of horsehair, less the four vultures who dress in black. Generally, this dance is danced in Tuxpan, Ciudad Altamirano, Huitzuco et.
Dance of the Devils
The origins of this dance can be traced back to the colonial era, as a manifestation of the evangelization of the missions that the Indians wanted to instill the basics of the Christian religion, and a new conception of the values of right and wrong. In this dance there are two main characters: the death and Lucifer. In addition, there are at least six pairs of 2 or 3 devils and buffoons called “huesquistles”. In the dance, the devil is hitting most jawbone of a donkey, rhythmically, while heading a row is the devil, who leads a musical tune a guitar, which is what serves as accompaniment to dance. Another devil sounds rhythmically a box wood. This dance is represented mainly in: Tixtla, Chilapa, Chilpancingo, etc.
This dance is considered that this is typical of the central region of the state. Its main theme is agriculture;’s tlacololes (corn cropland) have called the owner Tlacololero that to scare the tiger nagual or bad is worth the chirrión, whose sound symbolizes thunder. Take part in this dance 15 characters pitero addition, they are: The Maizo, Salvador, El Tlacololero, The Tepachero, The Tellolero, The Tecorrelero, The Jitomatero, El Chile Verde, The Gale, The Lightning Seco, El Colmenero, The Frijolero, wonder, Xocoyotillo and El Tigre. This dance is usually performed by Chichihualco, Taxco, Chilpancingo, Iguala, Atlixtac, Jaleaca, Ocotito and Acapulco, but can be represented in any other place where the group is invited.