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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 t m r, or Tamour as popularized in many 1960s recordings, is a dance from Tahiti and the Cook Islands and although denied by the local purists, for the rest of the world it is the most popular dance and the mark of Tahiti. Usually danced as a group of boys and girls, all dressed in more (the Tahitian grass skirt, however not made of grass but of the fibers from the bark of the p rau (hibiscus)).The boys shake their knees (as scissors, from there the use of the word p oti (scissors) for this movement), and the girls shake their hips (and their long, loose hairs, if they have them). In reality the movement of their knees is the engine which drives their hips. Their feet should stay flat on the ground and their shoulders should remain stationary. However traditionally in the Ote'a or Ura Pa'u, the hips in Tahiti are shaken round and round (in what is known as the washing machine) while in the Cook Islands the hips are in a side to side movement.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
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  • Onym Press
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