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Analysis Of Otea

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The video consists mainly of action. Perhaps the only stillness that may be considered are moments in the slower, more exaggerated moves. The stillness and slow exaggerated moves are then coupled or followed by, most often, quick action. It conveys an urgency in the story that the dance in the video tells of. The action, as a movement concept tells a story, which is the goal of the video.

This particular type dance is called an Otea— a sort of genre of Tahitian/ Polynesian dancing. Oteas are generally fast paced, with very little stillness. These movements are telling of not only the style of dance, but the story behind it. This particular dance is most likely telling the story of a war or battle. Their movements are urgent, yet still controlled
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