ANDEAN DANCE Highland Dances are an important cultural expression of the Andean peoples within the broader context that shapes the Andean cosmos. Many of these survive and most ancient times has undergone a change “necessary” for their own survival, sometimes by their own censorship and other acculturation. From a purely ritual and feel part of the idiosyncrasy of the Andean people, are proof of their survival and assessment in the community.They are the vital link within the magic circle that shapes and in turn relates to the rest of beings who inhabit this world Huayno Its musical structure stems from a pentatonic basis of binary rhythm, structural feature that has allowed this genre to become the basis of a series of hybrid rhythms, from beer to Andean rock. The dance is performed by couples who are developing twists and movements from small jumps and footwork to the rhythm.The instruments involved in the implementation of Huay o are quena, charango, harp and violin. In some variants of the typical bands involved huayno, adding instruments such as trumpets, saxophones and accordion. Furthermore, although very different genres in popular sensibility huayno is linked more to the sailor than it appears, as we remember the refrain of seafaring Serrana: This dance is the most widespread and popular in the Peruvian Andes, and is present in all festive performance. Its origins date back to Inca times, however modified by later influences, and varies by region. It is danced in pairs but with little physical contact.His musical accompaniment varies by region and socio-cultural strata. La Danza de las Tijeras This dance was danced in the mountain areas, in Ayacucho, Apurimac and Mainly Huancavelica. The dancers or “danzaq” are two opponents in a duel, which seems shameful to be defeated. They are accompanied by two musicians, one runs the violin and another the harp.The danzaq makes all kinds of acrobatics, and accompanies these movements of his hands and scissors. To achieve victory in this dance-competition, which sometimes lasts more than twelve hours, are capable of scraping the nose with needle carrier, or with spines on their heels, or lifting a heavy iron bar with his teeth, and so on. Always take precautions against sorcery. The danzaq have great appreciation for the scissors, who accompany him to his death, as the received from the hands of Uquis or mountain spirits, in his own time creencias.A the forges of the scissors are subjected to a series of ceremonies, to give them a good sound. Dance Umut community, district Urcos Quispicanchis Province Department of Cuzco.