The nuns from Cacares province took up the#JerusalemaDanceChallenge, a social media challenge that became popular during the start of pandemic when people across the globe were locked down.
The challenge involves people learning the dance and posting their versions of the routine set to the afro-beat music of Johannesburg-based musician and producer Master KG.
The song Jerusalema contains theisiZulu phrase “Jerusalema, ikhaya lami” (Jerusalem is my home) and carries a message of hope set to an irresistible beat.
“This has become a cry of hope from the five continents against the pandemic, it has a name and it is called Jerusalem. The Dominican order of nuns of Trujillo have not wanted to be oblivious to this cry and this is their effort”, can be read in the description of the video, published on the YouTube channel of Cosmefoto.
The video gives a rare glimpse into the daily life of this order of Dominican nuns, who are physically cloistered from the outside world but have access to the internet and social media.
The nuns can be seen dancing in the hallways of the stone building dating from the 16th century, sashaying through its courtyard garden and picking fruit in its orchard.
They are even shown dancing while preparing meals, watering plants, using an exercise bike, mopping the floor and trimming hedgerows, always moving to the beat of the music and with big smiles on their faces.