Forum: Folk / Polynesian Dance

siva dance
By hilotano
On Mon May 24, 2010 02:20 AM

can anyone post any background information about the siva and maybe some basic steps or hand gestures and their meanings?

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re: siva dance (karma: 1)
By Tahiti_E_Imua
On Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:22 AM
The word "siva" means "dance" in Samoan, and doesn't necessarily refer to a specific dance - more Samoan dancing in general. There are different types of siva: the siva afi (fire knife dance), the sasa (men + women, pake accompaniment only), the fakaupaki (slap dance, men only), the ma'ulu'ulu (men + women, musical accompaniment), taualuga (solo dance done by the taupou or sometimes a manaia), and a women's only dance is usually referred to as a siva samoa....

Are you looking for info about one of these specifically, or about Samoan dancing in general?

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