Aboriginal Dance (Sundee Dance)
Dance is a traditional dance by Ami tribe. This tribe lives
in the eastern coast of Taiwan. Sundee Dace is a combination
of rhythm and bodily movements. The melody, the speed, the
relative “hardness” or “softness” will
all change in line with the movements of the body. The music
and dance are used to express the power and beauty of aboriginal
culture. The traditional outfits are of bright, contrasting
colors and decorated with all kinds of frills and accessories.
dance is performed during regular annual ceremonies such as
New Year, harvest celebrations, as well as performed at occasional
ceremonies to pray for rain, for good weather. This dance is
also used to commemorate important events such as coming to
age, marriage, funeral, parties, arrival of guests, etc.