20" x 16" Acrylic on Canvas
George H. Rothacker, 2010©
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The stilt dancer, or moko jumbie, is found throughout the Caribbean, and is part of the African tradition. The dancers, in earlier times, were men on stilts as high as 10 to 15 feet high. They were usually accompanied by dwarfs in similar bright costumes.
We viewed these dancers on O'Reilly Street in Old Havana, near a small park where vendors were selling books, magazines and old LPs. They danced to recorded music and exhibited an open box for collections from tourists.