Dances that sweep you back in time

Indigenous dances form part of the cultural heritage of these ethnic groups, as the movements are linked to their rituals or beliefs and demonstrate much aesthetic and theological symbolism.

Their surrounding natural environment and cultural myths deeply motivate and influence the dance choreography.

Pantomimes and gestures that imitate animals are common, as is the use of zoomorphic symbolism. Similarly, their understanding of cosmogonic cycles and widely-held beliefs in lunar and solar periods are expressed in important dances that represent harvesting, fishing, and hunting.

The vast majority of native dances also contain a magical and religious component that will whisk you away on an relevatory experience.