Miss Obleas: Dancing:
The tobas is a folkloric dance from Bolivia. It's a dance that derives
from the indigenous people in the amazon. It was brought to the rest of
Bolivia when the incas captured them, but they let them keep their
costumes and traditions.
The Tobas dance is a special representation of energy - a singular
dance with impressive jumps performed by the dancers to impress the
audience. This unique dance is performed during religious and other
festivities as well as the Oruro Carnival.Not only do you need a good
physique ,but a lot of stamina and energy.
The dance steps have special names: Bolivar (quick with regular
jumps); camba (very agile, one meter high jumps); chucu-chucu (with a
faster rhythm that amuse the audience, in the foot tips, almost in the
knees); and the cullahui jump.
Costume is: head wear entirely made of feathers,decorated with jewels, a skirt
and top decorated made with colorful fabrics,with beads and fringes on
the bottom , with cows feet sewed onto fabric to tie around the ankle ,
spear or hatchet, bracelet of feathers ,and an anklet of feathers.