The Tiv people are from the middle-belt region of Nigeria.The Tiv people are very friendly, cheerful and hospitable. They are famous for their rich cultural heritage, one of which is the Swange dance.The dance is characterized by rhythmic contortion in slow mode & vibrant display, typical of African dance forms. It is danced in unison by both men and women. The dance uses the circle formation familiar in village dances and adapts traditional musical themes to highlife rhythms played on a combination of Tiv and Hausa instruments. The climax of an evening of Swange dance is provided by a solo dancer who improvises freely, using movements from many Tiv dance styles.Swange dance is performed at various types of social and religious functions for the enjoyment of the old and the young.
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