Local dances are shows that are appreciated in El Fuerte. The dance of the deer is a centuries-old expression that comes from the Yaquis and Mayos, original inhabitants of this border area between the states of Sonora and Sinaloa.
Local dance performances:
During the dance of the Deer, the dancer will wear a deer headdress with antlers, dramatizing in his dance a hunt. This type of dance is a religious tradition and the most important part of Yaqui and Mayan folklore in Mexico.
The dance of the Deer begins with music played with a flute and a drum, then the animal enters, played with the sound of rattles, which will then be struck by the arrow of the hunter (the dancer).