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The poetics of the crocodile: Changing cultural perspectives in Ambonwari

Telban, Borut


Ambonwari people from the East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, had a rich repertoire of song-dances, each of which was associated with specific events and the birth of something new. Together they represented the entire human life cycle as well as the cosmology at large. Visual, verbal and tactile modalities of singing and dancing were tightly interwoven; images and symbols were enacted by the dancers, in their decoration, arrangement, movements and in the whole ceremony and were firmly...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Oceania


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