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Sometimes people counterpoise dance and politics, as if dance has no politics. This is mistaken. In fact, art has its own way of being political. Indeed, every art form has its own distinctive way of being political. Of course, the more imaginatively and brilliantly art is conceptualised, the better its chances of conveying its political message aesthetically. The use of activism in the arts can be abrasive to watch if aesthetics aren’t kept in mind.
Through dance, a society is known, and many become acquainted with the people through it, ultimately making it a culture. Based on antiquity, dance was first traced to a nine thousand-year-old cave painting in India. Perhaps, this expounds the genesis of dance as part of the centrepiece in their film scenes so that it makes an Indian film without dancing scenes appear odd and makes one question its cultural credibility. Again, ritual dances are an essential element in the foundation of human civilization. As with its multiple purposes to man, it was used in the oral performance of ancient cultures as mimes to pass on myths and traditions from one generation to another. 
Some cultural dances are a theatrical display of colours and flash moves, while others are austere, like the traditional dance of the Geisha in Japan, which is revered as a symbol of femininity and nobility. All of its gentle hand movements reflect the people of Japan, and its aesthetic cultural norms of harmony are rooted in their way of life.
Dance is filled with aesthetic values, making it distinct from one society to another and is shrouded in symbolism that expounds on the cultural heritage of a community accordingly being unique from one society to another. Hence, ritual dances affirm the belief of the system of society. In China, the “lion dance” is one of cultural identity. It also serves as a religious and ceremonial dance that signifies and wields good fortune and scares off evil wandering spirits. Therefore, dance is a tool of cultural expression to convey a lot about society and to the observers. The versatility of dance makes it almost impossible to be pinned down.

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In its metamorphosed nature that thus acts as a cultural identity, “cha cha” is to Cuba what “atilogu” and “achikolo” are to the people of Enugu State in Nigeria. “Bata” is a cultural heritage of the Yoruba in Nigeria and another graceful dance, “swange,” is for the Tiv people of Benue state in Nigeria. The likes of salsa, tango among others are symbolic cultural dances to different geographical settings.
Every Cultural dances has a story that need to match on the theme or things that they want to express. This dance is different from other forms of dances; you cannot make a cultural dance without a story. It has a story behind in order to be understood by other cultures.
The art and appreciation of Cultural Dance. Is it really matter in this generation? Some people didn’t really appreciate the Cultural dance because some says that it’s kind of boring, but are you familiar with this instruments such as aging, gandingan, kulintang, barel, tam tam. Why don’t you try to dance? it is good and make you feel happy. Today, people preferred hip hop dance because of its upbeat sound.
Cultural Dance is really important; this is our way to tell other people on what are the things that they need to know about our culture. It is also the way that other people could have respect, knowledge and give importance to our traditions and norms. Let other cultures tell what are the stories behind their dance.

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