Introduction To Polynesian Dance With Tumata
People still come to Tahiti seeking something that existed two hundred years ago - the dream islands that Wallis, Cook, Bougainville, and all the others vied with each other in describing - incredibly beautiful islands that were a paradise on earth, peopled by a handsome, golden skinned race whose generous, loving nature became legendary.
Thanks to these different writings we know that Tahitian dancing or the "Ori Tahiti" has always been an integral part of life. Over generations, the Ori Tahiti has survived many transformations. Its success has spread worldwide. Dance is one of Tumata's foremost passions, which she teaches in addition to being one of the leaders of Tahiti's most creative and popular dance troupe, Les Grans Ballets De Tahiti.
In this program, Tumata, assisted by Moena, goes through the basic steps of Tahitian dancing, the Ori Tahiti - The "Otea" and the "Aparima."
The "Otea" was described as a violent form of dance usually performed by men. However it has over many years been performed both by men and women. With flamboyant costumes the "Otea" is danced to Tahitian log percussions. movements are dynamic, rapid, and vivacious.
The Aparima is a story that is danced on a song. Each hand gesture has its specific meaning. The Aparima is usually danced in a wrap around or a long dress with flower leis.Introduction To Polynesian Dance With Tumata is the perfect DVD to learn and experience the enchanting beauty and charm of ancient Tahitian and Polynesian dance.