Hivinau

Hivinau

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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 hivinau is a dance from Tahiti where the dancers turn in pairs around the orchestra. It is often either the first or the last dance of a dance festival, or used as a transition between two dances. Although an old dance, it is not traditional, the name hivinau probably derived from a yell by the officers of any passing European ship: "Heave now!," and the subsequent turning of the wheel with anchor chain by the crew. Imagine 2 circles, one of men, another of women, turning around the centre axis where the orchestra sits, as whether the anchor is to be heaved. Every time a male and female dancer meet each other, they turn to each other, yell: "Hiri, ha a, ha a" and may perform some knee or hip shakes respectively.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Plaispublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613628328X
  • 9786136283289