A fast movement involving a rotation of the pelvis. The main accent of the movement originates from the dancer’s belly. When the accent reaches the buttocks, the step is referred to as faarori. Faarapu/ faarori can be rolled in only one direction, right or left, depending on the dancer. The dancer’s natural strong foot determines the direction of the movement. This “natural strong foot” is what we call the “supporting foot” in athletics. In the Tahitian language, “faarapu” is a verb that describes the circular movement of a hand stirring soup in a saucepan.
Faarapu was last modified: July 23rd, 2017 by Terainui