Category Archives: Australia

Maori Poi Dance

Although mostly known in the U.S. as fire poi, which is done at outdoor festivals, poi originated with and is still performed by the indigenous Maori of New Zealand. Poi is a set of small plastic balls attached to yarn … Continue reading

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The Dreaming, Altjeringa, “all-at-once-time”‘ or “time before time” is the Australian Aboriginal concept for explaining life. It provides the stories for how the universe and humans came into being, how and why things happen, and how humans should behave (and … Continue reading

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