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The Art of Twerking

A look at the mechanics behind twerking

Vanessa Mensah

on 31 January 2013

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Transcript of The Art of Twerking

The Art of Twerking!!! What is twerking? "A dance move that involves a person shaking their hips and bottom in a sexually provocative manner."
The term "twerk" comes from joining the words "TWist" and "jERK" together. Where did style of dancing come from? Twerking originates from the African form of booty shaking called "Mapouka"
It originated in the southeast region of Cote d'Ivoire
This dance is done at religious cerimonies, celebrations, and festivals
"Mapouka is regarded as a ceremonial booty dance" What is happening now? Mapouka has now become less about tradition and more about sexual entertainment.
It has been accepted by the western world under the name of twerking.
Many people view this dance as vulgar, but it is an art form which came about through traditional African roots Though twerking may seem vulgar and "RATCHET", it truly came out of innocence. It was just a way for a culture to celebrate. It is a mind-blowing art form that requires a lot of skill and muscle control.
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