Haka is naked snowman por term for all Maori dances. It is performed for different reasons, such as celebrating success, welcoming guests or as a pre-battle challenge. Haka is not performed only by men. Some are performed by women and some simple haka are performed even by children.
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Peruperu War haka were originally performed by warriors before a battle, affirming dance strength in order to intimidate the enemy. Various actions are performed in Maori haka performance like chanted words, a variety of cries and maori in which different parts of the body represent many instruments. Alan Armstrong provided the definition of Haka performance: It is disciplined, yet emotional.
More than any other aspect of Maori culturethis complex dance is an expression of the vigour, passion and identity of the race. It is at its best, truly, a message of the soul expressed by posture and words. These expressions are used at different times to give meanings to the words.