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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The aparima or Kaparima (Rarotongan) is a dance from Tahiti and the Cook Islands where the mimicks ( apa) with the hands (rima) are central, and as such it is close to the hula or Tongan tau olunga. It is usually a dance for groups. There are two types of aparima: the aparima h mene (sung handdance) and the aparima v v (silent handdance), the latter being performed with music only, and no singing. The music is often played on the guitar or the Tahitian ukulele.Often a clown enters the stage who 'helps' the real dancers by making all kind of exaggerated gestures, much to the merriment of the public. The stories depicted by the dance are taken from daily traditional occupations or ancient myths.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613627034X
  • 9786136270340