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Marisol MontanoProfessor Jacqueline BobetDAN2307-Intro to DanceFebruary 19, 2019Feldman Model Paper 1As humans, we are born with the ability to move our bodies and express our emotionsthrough gestures and actions. That being said, “The Zulu” by the Indlondlo Zulu Dancers and“The Ke Kai O Kahiki” dance by the Moku O Keawe group are two performances that take fulladvantage of this ability by executing these dances as a means of expressing their pride andshowing respect for their culture. Throughout this paper, I will be discussing differences andsimilarities in these performances to encourage the idea that all styles of dance essentially buildoff one another and how their costumes, staging, and overall structure are a contributing factor totheir main objective as a whole- to showcase something that represents their backgrounds.While the style of “Zulu” dancing within the video is more lively and energized, the styleof the “Kahiki” dance is more focused and tamed. Within “Zulu” dancing, they immediatelybegin to move as a whole group, whereas the Moku O Keawe group seem to have a moreapparent leader that initiates the motions that will be demonstrated. While the “Zulu” dancers arefollowing a consistent, roaring drumming sound, the Moku O Keawe group gradually build intothe sound of the music (gets louder and faster as it plays) and this consequentially provides asense of suspense to their dance. Moreover, both sets of performers are introduced in wardrobe

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English, Ode, The Zulu

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