The Maori Haka Dance.Shackman’s comments on my post Learning – 6 New Zealand’s War Boats, reminded me of this.Mind blowing is it not?
11 thoughts on “The Maori Haka Dance.”
I was going to write a longer “essay” about the haka – but this sums it up rather well:
The haka is a type of ceremonial Māori dance or challenge. Haka are usually performed in a group and typically represent a display of a tribe’s pride, strength and unity. Actions include foot-stamping, tongue protrusions and rhythmic body slapping to accompany a loud chant.
You might also like to look up Poi Dance – and the Maori Stick Game – both these to music.
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Poi dance and the stick game are very nice to observe too. Thank you Catherine.
It is indeed!
wow. I’ve seen the Maori dance before. it always leaves me amazed. it’s so fierce. and I can imagine if it were not in a ceremonial setting it would be scary and intimidating for sure!
Just imagine in the long distant past, tribes facing each other off and menacing like this with war paint on their faces and bodies!
My blog visits have been sadly few in the past week due to other stuff happening in my life. Just got caught up with you. Most enjoyable.
Those dances I find terrifying, they’re done at funerals too. I believe it to be the implied violence.
Some Indian communities too have dancing as part of funeral processions. The logic being that further suffering has been stopped for the departed.
They were so much fun – Kama te was my favorite
I wish that I could have seen some live.
Spine tingling, rather than mind-blowing.
Good to see the lions also responding in some manner.
There was a time when I used to watch, not play mind you Rugby. A rather slow game compared to our regular football but, except for the Haka dance, I would not like to watch any more.
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