It is the representative dance of Peru, named "Marinera" by
Abelardo Gamarra also known as "El Tunante" in honor to the feats during battle of
Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau. He battled a much larger fleet of battleships with his
small fleet of vessels converted from transport ships during the 1879 war.
The "Marinera" is a dance dedicated to courtship and love; and it is
danced in all regions of Peru acquiring its own forms based on the location: The Northern region
(Norteña), the city of Lima (Limeña), and the highlands (Serrana)