I have to do a project on the dance moves of today and find the similarities to a tribal dance. Any Ideas?
For example twerking is similar to the hula in Hawii.
- JenGenLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Twerking most emphatically is not similar to Hula. Twerking his a vulgar sexual display. Hula has a semi-religious basis and tells stories of the ancestors and gods.
The hula is based on hip and belly movements, twerking is shaking your ***.
African Soukous dance is much closer and is often regarded as the probable origin.
Also see Chakacha. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NA8CjAcgAM
Although I don't know the background of the dances and if an association with twerking is offensive.
American Tribal Style is an Invented modern style of dance with roots in flamenco, middle eastern folkloric, and indian dance.
I have a problem with the word tribal. Difficult to define as virtually every country had tribes, including the UK (way back). I'm taking it to mean African, Middle Eastern. Other countries had ethnic and folkloric dances but I wouldn't describe them as tribal.
The importance of contacting and releasing
a technique used in tribal fusion, and contemporary
You could argue that any form of line dance has "tribal" moves
Bingo!! Have a look at this article