La Danza del Venado – Deer Dance
The Sonora Rally logo honors the Yaqui and Mayo (Yoreme) Deer Dance, or La Danza del Venado. It is a native dance from Sonora. Dancers reenact a dramatic deer hunt to honor the natural world and the white tail deer, both who provide for most all their needs. The Deer Dance is one of the most popular dances in Mexico today. Because the Yaqui and Mayo people fought valiantly to preserve their land and culture during the Spanish conquest of Mexico, the Deer Dance has no European influence and has changed very little over the centuries. This native Mexican dance is highly respected for its inherent ritual, primal, and spiritual qualities. It is powerful symbol of Sonoran pride that we wanted to share.
Thanks to Cesar’ for the inspiration, artwork and great hospitality!