La Muerte – Day of the Useless – Reside Life Line Dance

How do you have fun the day of the lifeless? I like to bounce so I seemed up this enjoyable line dance to Reside Life from the Ebook of Life film. Get pleasure from studying to bounce with La Muerte for Day of the Useless the “Reside Life” Line Dance.

Roots of Day of the Useless

This dance is impressed by the Day of the Useless. This can be a Mexican vacation with Mesoamerican and Spanish roots. It’s a celebration of household who’ve crossed to the opposite facet. Historical cultures celebrated the thinning of the veil between worlds within the fall with bonfires and candles. In Mesoamerica the lifeless have been celebrated in August. The Aztecs would depart meals and water on the graves of their ancestors to assist of their journey to the afterlife.  The Catholic church took up this custom and celebrates All Souls Day and All Saints Day. In medieval Spain they might have fun by adorning graves with flowers and leaving bread and wine for the lifeless.

Day of the Useless Traditions

The Day of the lifeless is a celebration of household who’ve crossed over to the opposite facet. Traditions embody components of wind (with paper cutouts) water (a pitcher of water to quench the thirst of the deceased) Fireplace (candles) and Earth (Flowers & meals). Households would get collectively to recollect their ancestors and have fun life. It has grown to incorporate parades and different festivals.

La Muerte Queen of Souls

In Aztec custom Mictecacihuatl is the Goddess of the realm of the lifeless and keeper of the bones of the deceased. She was depicted with a skull-like face. When the Spanish invaded, they introduced Catholicism with them. With it got here the transformation of Mictecacihuatl into Santa Muerte, Goddess of dying protector of souls, justice, and therapeutic. In accordance with Ebook of Life Wikki La Muerte was modeled after Santa Muerte.

Dance of the lifeless

The plague within the Center Ages triggered many to bend a knee on the grave. Saint Saens even wrote the “Dance of the Useless” to commemorate those that previous. Folkloric teams preserve conventional dances alive celebrating El Día de Los Muertos. One custom is Xantolo day of the lifeless dance procession. For my video we selected a line dance to “Reside Life” from the film the e-book of life.


Reside Life Line Dance

Maintain 16 counts originally of the music.

First Part:

Proper foot facet, Shut left to proper, chase to proper facet, shut, Facet. Rely 1,2,3&4.
Repeat to the left. Left foot facet, Shut proper to left, chase to left facet, shut, Facet. Rely 5,6,7&8.

Second Part:

Proper foot rock ahead, exchange weight to left foot, flip ¼ flip to proper, lock step ahead, ahead, shut ahead. Rely 1,2,3&4

Third Part:

Left foot rock ahead, exchange weight to proper foot, coaster step again collectively ahead.

Repeat from the start.


Reside Life from The Ebook of Life


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La Muerte, Maria, & Carmen.

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