Jacchigua
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Every Wednesday and Friday Ninety dancers, musicians, technicians and social researchers, put on stage stage their knowledge and artistic sensibility, a choreographic assembly considered as a "living museum" in the worldby making a tour of the cultural manifestations of several Andean regions of Ecuador, in two hours with 2,800 kilos of clothing and ethnic elements, declared First Living Cultural Heritage
Duration: 1-2 hours
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tianna1378
Cleveland, OH31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018
This was a great night out for me. The dancers were very entertaining and it was well-worth the money I paid to see the show. I learned alot about the history of Ecuador and other South American countries.
Written March 21, 2018
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fred200099
Frederick, MD4,366 contributions
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Fabulous deep dive into dance and celebration traditions of the indigenous Ecuadorian people. This is apparently the creation of one cultural anthropologist who had explored his own history and traditions to preserve and share these important traditions. He introduced each event, explained his quest, and was super passionate about this project. What a thrill!

This was a truly amazing spectacle ranging from the clownish acrobat creatures, to “deer” breeding and then being hunted, maypole ribbon dance, dances with huge headdresses, men wearing women’s garments to then present to their wives as gifts, spinning flower-garbed dancers, some deeply emotional pieces, and a fantastic Andean musical group. This event must be experienced!
Written June 10, 2019
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dianagodoysaker
Quito, Ecuador29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
One of the things you should do when you travel to Quito. If you happen to be in Quito on a wednesday night this is a great plan. Tickets can be purchased on the website in advance or at the gate. They also offer packages with dinner included at cafe Mosaico.
Written April 15, 2018
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Theodorea B
Orlando, FL5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
The show was absolutely wonderful. The dancing was professionally executed, the costumes were colorful and culturally appropriate and the music was delightful. The live musicians were extraordinarily talented.
The dinner was good. The menu options were good and the food was tasty. The service was pleasant. The most delightful part of the meal was the view. The restaurant is located in an area that allows for a spectacular view of the city with the ability to see the Bascilica and the monument. I will say that a more diverse menu of local food ( rather than hamburgers) would have been ideal. Fortunately there were two local menu options and I chose one of those items, which turned out to be an excellent choice. Overall the experience was good. I highly recommend the show.
Written June 2, 2022
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mariaissa2016
Vancouver, Canada46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We hunted for a "ballet folklorique" and found the Jacchigua website. Ignore it - it doesn't work well. Instead, pick Wednesday or Friday and go early to the Centro de Convenciones Eugenio Espejo, The show starts at 7:15, so 6:45 will get you good seats. Walk the slippery walkway to the open doorway, go in and pay your $40 and snag a front row seat. The theatre is (too) small and the seating is flat so it's hard to see from the back. THE SHOW IS SPECTACULAR - the sounds, the colours, the choreography, the energy of the dancers... it is not to be missed! The founder of the dance troupe talked a very long time in Spanish and while we are sure whatever was said was worthwhile, we didn't get a single word as we don't speak Spanish.WE get it- it is important to maintain the indigenous heritage - but the talk was too long. English translation would be welcome as most of the audience spoke English. The performance itself was varied, moved well, the dancers were well-trained, the accompanying live music was super. My only problem with it was the stage - the performance was too big for it: there are some HUGE costumes and they kept touching the ceiling. Withe the large number of dancers on the stage, they had to work the edges, and came a little too close for comfort. This is such a fabulous dance company, that they deserve a better theatre and way more publicity.... and probably a website upgrade for better marketing. The $40 is a cheap price for this world class performance.
Written February 6, 2020
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MHLS12
New Jersey152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
If you ever find yourself in Quito, this show is an unforgettable experience! Very entertaining, and I’ve never seen anything like it! The driver picks you up from your hotel and takes you to the convention After the show, there’s 3 course dinner and back to the hotel. Highly recommended!
Written June 1, 2019
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Isabel G
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
Don't miss it!! It's one of the things that makes me want to stay in Ecuador... Last time it made me cry.
Written February 25, 2018
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marysam365
Rock Hill, SC8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
We'd seen Jacchigua years before and scheduled our trip from the U.S.around the biweekly performance. That's how good this company of (?) 92 dancers is. "Indigenous folk dances" which do the steps of good Kichwa dancers, as many men as women delighting us for 2 hours. The dancers are accompanied by an excellent Andean band.
Written February 3, 2018
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Las Buganvillas
Cartagena, Colombia903 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
Anyone interested in the Andean world Music would put this attraction at the top of the list. It is only available on Wednesdays at 7.30. Sadly, not enough people know about it, I guess it is poorly advertised by travel agency, and on my second visit, there were lot of empty spaces: it deserves to perform to sold out house! The programme is varied, cleverly thought out, and the costumes, especially in Corpus Christi performance, out of this world: more than 100 kilos, we are told.they performed in more than 40 countries and deserve better recognition: travel agencies, wake up!The audience was thrilled
Written June 23, 2017
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Maria g
Madrid, Spain29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016
We did not expect this show to be so incredible completely and totally worth your time.. Don't miss it if in Quito on a Wednesday night.
Written December 8, 2016
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