Whip Dancers by bobfoto

Whip Dancers

I can understand the whip component but "dancers"? While there was some interaction between performers, there was very little in the way of dance...

perhaps it were interpretive?

Just when I thought things were uncomfortable, the young man dressed as a lady then wore a flogging. While there was no blood nor injury in this violent display, the symbolism was strong and confronting.

Photo taken last week in Rabaul.
A very different take on the value of man- or should I say womankind.
September 19th, 2014  
bwhwhahahahahaha I thought it was a cane was something a bit harder and sharper for a sec...
September 20th, 2014  
@agima - they were using a grass reed which was quite dry and explosive. Visual impact was impressive.

@olivetreeann - it was an uncomfortable display.
September 20th, 2014  
Fascinating, inexplicable, eerie.
September 20th, 2014  
September 20th, 2014  
Interesting to see this here, amid all the talk about domestic violence that is going on in North America this week.
September 20th, 2014  
@gardencat - Domestic violence is a common discussion point here in PNG too. I don't think this display above will help.
September 20th, 2014  
whipping 'ell
September 20th, 2014  
@houdiniem - yup.
September 20th, 2014  
that doesn't look like very much fun.
September 20th, 2014  
@blueberry1222 - no, and it wasn't much fun to watch. (But it was very interesting)
September 20th, 2014  
Someone buy them a playstation.
September 20th, 2014  
Luckily I never got to see this while in PNG. And I agree, these types of displays do nothing for the problem of domestic violence against women. Well captured.
September 21st, 2014  
@snackmaster - I think xbox already has PNG Whip Dancer 3 out...

@nataliemac - Kinda relieved our current HOM left before this display. This would not have gone down well.
September 21st, 2014  
Although it looks uncomfortable viewing it is part of their culture
September 23rd, 2014  
@chris17 - so was cannibalism...
September 24th, 2014  
Not sure I'm liking this at all
November 15th, 2014  
@kjarn - it wasn't pleasant.
November 15th, 2014  
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