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Polynesian Dancing

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 31 January 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture.

These dances were considered so sensuous, that they were banned by the missionaries in the 1800's! The restrictions by the French Administration were only removed in 1908. Tourism has now helped Tahiti culture revive its Polynesian dancing.

Tahitian Dance moves to the beat of drums, flutes, conch shells and ukuleles. The music styles that Polynesians dance to varies. They express everything from relaxing island-style to intense warrior sounds.

**In January, 2013 I got to go on my bucket list dream trip to the French Polynesian Islands of Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora. Some photos were posted here on Aminus3 at that time, but there are so many more that I never got to. I will revisit the beautiful island of Bora Bora for this next series.

NIKON D5000 1/60 second F/5.0 ISO 800 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful light on these dancers

31 Jan 2019 5:34am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Dancers have great costumes. The show was definitely interesting.

31 Jan 2019 5:58am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Une deuxième superbe compo de ces danseurs quelle vue et image
belle journée

31 Jan 2019 6:36am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


31 Jan 2019 7:23am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Joli salut

31 Jan 2019 7:50am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Nice scene, perfect capture!

31 Jan 2019 8:20am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


31 Jan 2019 8:27am

Jaya from Trieste, Italy

beautiful shot :-)

31 Jan 2019 9:21am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise de scène

31 Jan 2019 9:42am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Interesting natives there.

31 Jan 2019 10:20am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A superb capture of the dancers.

31 Jan 2019 10:31am

Devi from Chennai, India

wonderful image !!!!! Thank you for the information...Looks lovely !

31 Jan 2019 10:51am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, wonderful image !!

31 Jan 2019 11:03am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The hula hula floats my boat :) Great costumes

31 Jan 2019 12:09pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Fabulous action and I love the costumes

31 Jan 2019 1:20pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful capture of the scene .

31 Jan 2019 2:59pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

joli scène.

31 Jan 2019 4:02pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of their finale pose! Interesting information about their dancing once banned.

31 Jan 2019 6:51pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of these dancers. It’s good that the dancing has survived the passing years.

31 Jan 2019 7:06pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

I imagine the dances were fun to watch.

31 Jan 2019 8:31pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I remember when I was in Hawaii and there were Tahitian dancers at the luaus. It was always exciting to watch them. I even took hula dancing for a short time. I really like their head pieces. They are quite exotic looking.

31 Jan 2019 10:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Prudish missionaries have a lot to answer for with the damage they've done to so many cultures. An excellent capture of the dance troupe.

31 Jan 2019 11:03pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

interesting and very nice picture of the dancers

1 Feb 2019 3:16am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

nice night capture

1 Feb 2019 4:51pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Their costumes and head gear esp. are very nice.

2 Feb 2019 11:47am

1/60 second
ISO 800
52 mm (35mm equiv.)