The me{okina}etu{okina}upaki (me{okina}e tu{okina}u paki: dance standing [with] paddles) is an ancient Tongan group dance, already reported by early European navigators like captain Cook. This dance has been traditionally designed for men although women may take part if there are not enough men. The (me{okina}e tu{okina}u paki resembles a kind of ...
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(from the article `music and dance, Oceanic`) ...tilt of the head. The legs are used mainly to keep time with sideward stepping movements, and there is a marked absence of hip or torso movement. ... ...several varieties of pandanus leaves. Traditional dancing is an important part of national ceremonies and local village festivities. In ...
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