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Unformatted text preview: e For example, many pelvic contractions are often included
For for the purpose of moving rattles that are worn around the
waist. Often, costumes involve masks, with a mask being as
Often, small as a cap, or large enough to cover the entire body.
Masks usually have spiritual symbolism, with the mask
representing a particular spirit.
By wearing a mask, a dancer is transformed into the spirit
or being he is depicting.
or The dancer’s identity is also not revealed, according to
tradition. It is hard to generalize the movements among the
It multitude of African dances.
However, many traditional African dances involve body
segmentation, with different parts of the body (arm, foot,
head, eye, etc.) moving individually.
Many dances also involve kinds of jumps.
Many The Masai people of Kenya incorporate purely vertical
The jumping on two feet in their dances.
jumping Other groups utilize more complex jumps in their dancing. The Asante...
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