A wide and slow rotation of the hips and pelvis. Unlike faarapu, this move can be executed in either direction. Faarapu is unique due to its distinct foot supports. Tumami starts with the belly in a forward position, dependent upon the supporting foot. When the movement starts in the buttocks, it is sometimes called taipu. In the Tahitian language, “ ami ” is the word that describes this movement. “ Taipu ” is a type of spoon.
Ami or Tumami was last modified: July 23rd, 2017 by Herehiti