Homework HWEO

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  • It is called the haka. It is performed before war, but over the years it has taken over more meanings. It has taken up a new meaning of the haka, a way for communities to come together and it was a symbol for community and strength. It is performed most at special events, such as rugby world cup, weddings, funerals, local events and more.
  • Mom why are these people performing this dance. It looks so creepy
  • Oh i didn't know that. Thanks for telling me, but why was it created?
  • Its was first performed as a war dance, to scare their opponents, the maori war warriors would use aggressive facial expressions such as bulging eyes and poking of their tongues. They would grunt and cry in an intimidating way, while beating and waving their weapons. 
  • They also created it was because they did it for their own moral, they believed that they were calling their god to help them win the battle. Doing this dance would give them courage and strength.
  • Is this dance special to any one or country?
  • Yes honey, It is It is culturally significant because it is a ancient posture dance of the New Zealand Māori that was traditionally used to prepare a war party for battle, It is also a icon of new zealand as it is seen at many rugby world cups.
  • Mom thanks for telling me this 
  • No problem
  • Hey mom can you give some more money for foodddd, mom why do these people look so creepy?
  • UHHHHHHH, not this again
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