Jun 292008

Abbottsleigh had an Asia Day for their year 8 students. Tekee Media was asked to give workshops to girls through out the day, giving them a background on the culture of East Timor and then teaching them a traditional dance and song. The dances picked were from Suai, in the Cova Lima district of Timor. A unique dance is done in this district called the Likurai, a beautiful dance which requires quite a skill with arm and hand movements as well as very good balance. The girls learnt quickly and were able to present the dances in concert at the end of the Asia Day. Below are two likurai from Cova Lima Districts: the first dancers from Camanasa, the second dancers from Suai Loro.likurai-suai-loro.jpeg