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.
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