Facts on Zimbabwe-Spring Break Packet Assignment!

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Facts on Zimbabwe-Spring Break Packet Assignment!

People always have dancing at the festivals in Zimbabwe because it can function as recreation, entertainment, or means of courting.

They have many different types of dancing like the Muchogoyo.

RELIGIONThere is no official religion of Zimbabwe people study many different things when it comes to religion.

The Official language in Zimbabwe is actually english. Many people think that ALL citizens in Zimbabwe speak African but that is not true.

Zimbabwe's President was imprisoned for 10 years because the white minority groups did not like the work that he was doing for Zimbabwe.

The elements of dance areisolations, angularity, asymmetry, improvisation, swinging movements, and movements outward from the hip. The first of the three main groups of dancing is ritualistic. This is the broadest category and includes the most ancient and traditionla dances. The second is commemorative. This shows political and social trends of time. The last is griatic, which includes the historical and ritual dramas. The traditional dance in Zimbabwe is constantly changing. For example, a dance such as a ritual of spirit possession may last 12 hours, or even days in length. This spirirtual experience is difficult to perform on a concert stage with limited time. These types of dancing are often acted out or abbreviated in concert type. Dance may carry the same importance and even comprise the same movements. Since the content has changed, the dance is no longer considered strictly traditional. Mbira dance is a characteristic, traditional ritual dance, accompanied by the mbira instrument.

Zimbaweans are always eating very healthy foods like greens, corn, and roasted chicken.

In 1989 Robert Mugabe was elected President of Zimbabwe because the black majority liked the work he did for the country.

The dances in Zimbabwe can be very powerful and provoke meaning; they can mean something completely different to each performer and each member of the audience. Rhythm is the most important element to all African dance. The knees are often flexed or soft, and there are flat footes, shuffling movements that represent the belief in the spirit of the earth being the provider of fertility.



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