THE CALABAR DANCE (Etigi)

Posted by on May 31st, 2012 and filed under Campus Gist. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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A popular Calabar native dance has gradually pushed aside every other dance steps among the youths especially  in our university. The native dance popularly known as Etighi has gained grounds in every club, concert and any other social gathering, and it is gradually sending into extinction the popular “Alanta Dance” which is originated from Lagosstate. Etigi as the Calabarians calls it, was publicly showcased during the Calabar Festival, and many Nigerians who cherished and admired the dance step took it home to their various states as the festival was attended by people from different parts of Nigeria. The dance which involves mostly the moving of both legs and the waist up and down as though the dancer in having a major waist or leg injury is surprisingly the most cherished and invoke for all dancers around the campuses.  When music is played, the dancer gradually bends down to one side of the body, slowly lifts the left or right leg as the case may be, alongside the waist and surprisingly, the dance is already in serious motion. Songs like “Oliver Twist” by D’banj and “All my ladies” from Iyanya are not helping matters at all as they are the two hottest songs that suit this popular dance called Etigi. The female students now use the popular dance to make advances to their male targets in social gatherings.

 

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