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The Dance of Polynesia


Digital Download – Legends and folklore were retold by way of dance and song. Polynesian dance is exuberant and vibrant and has a long history of cultural significance. Traditional Polynesian song and dance was inspired by the ancient gods. The joy of dancing, so dear to the Polynesian heart, was one of the first to be axed by the early Europeans giving it a difficult history. This ancient art form was forced underground, along with the knowledge of how to make dance costumes from vegetable fibers, shells and flowers. But despite setbacks and restrictions to this artistic expression, dancing went on and the level of secrecy depended on the laws at the time is testimony to its resilience.

LENGTH: 29 minutes

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