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Orixa Dance Movement

The gods of the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé religion are called Orixás. Dance, drums and song are the basic elements in its religious ceremonies. In the Terreiro, the holy place where such ceremonies take place, the initiated dance for the gods and according to belief, the gods enter and dance through the bodies of the initiates.

These rhythms and dance movements are used in dance lessons, stage performances and other non-religious contexts without necessarily following the religious rituals and tenets but with respect for its inherent power and religious symbolism. The pattern of movement in Orixás dances forms the basis for, and is reflected in, all Afro-Brazilian dance and is used regularly in folklore events in Brazil.

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