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Tahitian Dance - Authentic Dance — London School of Hula and 'Ori

What Is The Difference Between Tahitian Dance And Hula?

Tahitian dance is called ‘Ori Tahiti and Hawaiian dance is called Hula.

Many people mistake the Tahitian dance, ‘Ori Tahiti, for Hawaiian dance, Hula, or assume they are both the same style, but each of these dances are from different Polynesian islands and have their own identities.

Both 'Ori Tahiti and Hula were a vital part of life in ancient times and were present in religious ceremonies and rituals, social gatherings and celebrations, and everyday life. Prior to the arrival of written word, song and dance were used by the people to pass down information about their history and traditions. Every dance contains knowledge and information presented as story.

There are many different types of dances within 'Ori Tahiti and Hula. At LSHO, we focus on the Tahitian styles of 'ōte'a and 'aparima and the Hawaiian styles of Hula Kahiko and Hula 'auana.

At the London School of Hula and ‘Ori, we provide authentic Tahitian dance, or ‘Ori Tahiti as well as Hawaiian Hula classes to students who are interested in and passionate about these traditional and contemporary Polynesian dances and with our teachers and guest teachers guiding you during dance classes and workshops, you will quickly learn the differences between the two dances and how to perform each of them correctly.

The Types Of Tahitian Dance

There are different types of dances in Tahitian culture. These dances have different movements and presentations, but each one has a rich history behind it and is an important aspect of Tahitian culture. At LSHO we mainly focus on the ‘ōte’a and the ‘aparima.

‘Ōte’a: A Tahitian Traditional Dance

This is the most recognisable dance with male and female dancers powerful movement to the beating of the drums.

The 'Aparima: Where the Hands Tell the Story

The 'aparima tends to be slower more graceful movements, set to stringed instruments with the performers’ hands telling a story.

The recognisable Tahitian dance, the ʻōteʻa, is fast-paced and accompanied by the lively beating of drums– typically the tariparau, the fa’atete , and the to’ere drums– and the female movements incorporate the unmistakable fa'arapu, which is the quick rotation of the hips. Because it is energetic by nature, people see this dance as a great way to boost their physical fitness.
If you want to stay in shape by doing an exciting and aerobic exercise, we at the London School of Hula and ‘Ori highly recommend taking up our Tahitian dance classes!

On the other hand, the Hula dance can be more graceful and gentle. While engaging the use of hips, the focus is on the arm gestures, each with their own meaning, reflecting the chants and songs that accompany the dance. Hula can either be slow or fast, depending on the accompanying music, but even the faster Hula are not typically as fast as the Tahitian ʻōteʻa. However, this does not mean that you won’t get a great workout by dancing the Hula! The exercise style of the Hula is a deep workout. In our Hula dance classes, you will experience a meditative and soulful experience that focuses on maintaining physical, mental, and emotional health.

The Types Of Hawaiian Dance

Hula 'Auana

Hula 'Auana is the contemporary style of Hula and is often graceful, soothing, and emotive.

Hula Kahiko

Hula Kahiko is the ancient style of dance. It can be very dynamic and powerful.

The History Of Tahitian And Hula Dance

Here at London School of Hula and ‘Ori, we will teach you some of the important events that happened in Polynesian history. Knowing a dance’s history is important as it deepens your connection to the dance’s culture and makes for a more connected presentation.

Nowadays, anyone in the United Kingdom and beyond can learn how to perform Polynesian dances online just by registering for Hula and Tahitian dance classes London you can sign up for a foundation course in our Tahitian dance school.

Our comprehensive classes and workshops can provide you with an in-depth understanding of Tahitian and Hawaiian history, tradition, and culture, as well as improve your storytelling, performance, technique and fitness as a dancer.

If you want to learn how to dance Tahitian (‘Ori Tahiti) and Hawaiian (Hula) dances, get in touch with us and join our exciting and fun classes!

If you are interested in taking up Tahitian dance lessons, we are a group of enthusiastic and experienced Tahitian dance practitioners who can teach you everything from basic to complex dances.

If you’re interested in learning these dances, you can call us via 02080580450. For written enquiries, you may send us an email at [email protected]. One of our friendly representatives will be happy to accommodate you!

FAQ: 'Ori Tahiti & Hula

What is Polynesian dancing?

Polynesia is a subregion of Oceania, made up of more than 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean.  The indigenous people who inhabit the islands of Polynesia are termed Polynesians, sharing many similar traits including language family, culture, and beliefs. Within Polynesia and its many islands, there are many different styles of dance and, though they are loosely related, they all have their own identities. Here at London School of Hula and 'Ori, we practice dances from Hawai'i (Hula) and Tahiti ('Ori).

Though a commonly used term, 'Polynesian dance' is a bit of a misnomer as the dances of Polynesia are incredibly varied. Polynesia is a subregion of Oceania, made up of more than 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. Within Polynesia and its many islands, there are many different styles of dance. Though they are loosely related, they are all very different with their own identities. Here at London School of Hula and 'Ori, we practice dances from Hawai'i (Hula) and Tahiti ('Ori).

What is the purpose of Tahitian dance?

Song and dance were a vital part of religious ceremonies and rituals, warrior training, social celebrations, and everyday life.
'Singing and dancing were synonymous with festivities, as in modern times, and joyous performances were given during heiva. Traditionally dance was performed as a group and it’s interesting to note that in western society dance is more often performed in couples. Dance was a part of any type of social event that brought people together: welcomings, send offs, marking a particular honor, or just for fun.'
Words by Manouche Lehartel 
Read more HERE 

This is a unique dance that has become important to the people of Tahiti and symbolised their way of life. If you want to attend Tahitian dance courses or are interested in traditional presentations, feel free to get in touch with us.

What is Tahitian dance called?

The modern name for Tahitian dance is 'Ori Tahiti. It comes from the islands of Tahiti but is commonly mistaken for Hula, which originates from the Hawaiian islands.

Both dances are performed by men and women alike and represent activities and emotions of everyday life.

During our video classes, you can learn Tahitian dance online as well as Hula dance online.

What do Tahitian dancers wear?

When performing the Tahitian dance, 'Ori Tahiti, costumes are an essential part of the storytelling. Each part of the costume contains meaning and relates to the overall story and performance. Costumes are often made with shredded purau bark and include a long more skirt or fabric pāreu. The female top can be made of leaves and flowers, coconut shells, or cloth, while the men are typically bare-chested with a loincloth maro.

Why do Hawaiians dance the Hula?

Ancient Hawaiians performed Hula dance for religious purposes, warrior training, honoring monarchs, and at social events. Today, the dance is more commonly performed by Polynesian show experts to entertain and educate.

What do you wear to a Hula class?

Students who attend Hula classes and cultural presentation lessons usually wear a close-fitting tank top or T-shirt with pa'u skirt. You can purchase a pa'u skirt through our website, or make your own– there are many tutorials online. It is also acceptable to wear a pāreu or a sarong, or anything comfortable to move in, if you do not own a pa'u skirt.

Is Hula dancing good exercise?

Hula has a slow and relaxing nature that resonates with many dancer's souls. It is a deep, meditative exercise and it can ease the strain on the joints.

Hula dance at a recreational level is considered a low to medium impact exercise. It is great for strengthening your back, hips, abs, and legs.

Our classes are great for all ages, all fitness levels, all abilities and all who want to dance!

What are the important elements of Hula?

Hula dance was a way to document the Polynesians’ historical events and lifestyle before written language. Through the Hula, various stories and themes about mythology, creation, everyday life, and more were conveyed.

We could write so much about this, but join us in class to learn more!

Tahitian Dance Costumes | Tahitian Costumes

January 30, 2019 in Experience

Sensual, captivating and whimsical – witnessing a Tahitian dance is an unforgettable experience that can only be authentically enjoyed in The Islands of Tahiti. Dancing is one of the few practices that has represented Tahitian culture throughout the years. Tahitian dances, or ‘Ori Tahiti, are not just all about movement but are a form of art and a way of storytelling. The popularity of Tahitian dance rose with tourism and the introduction of Tahitian culture to the world.

Tahitian dance is not only expressed through movement and sound but is also showcased through elaborate and alluring dress. Tahitian dance costumes have become more than an element of costume to accompany Tahitian dance but have evolved as an integral part of Tahitian dance practice that accentuates the art form.

History of Tahitian Dance Costumes

Tahitian dance costumes are a meaningful component to Tahitian dance. Tahitian costumes relate not only to the storytelling of the dance but they allow its audience to fully understand the theme the dance is conveying. While dance and costume have been a part of Tahitian culture for centuries, there was a period of time when it was not.


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When the British missionaries arrived in The Islands of Tahiti in the early 19th century, they found many of the practices of the Tahitian people to not be in alignment with the pre-20th-century concept of Christianity. Because of this, they decided to abolish Tahitian dancing in 1820. The ban lasted more than 130 years. Finally, in the 1950s, the lost tradition was once again embraced with the resurgence of ‘Ori Tahiti.

Madeleine Moua, who is credited with changing the public opinion of Tahitian dance, created the first dance group called Heiva. Since dance was abolished previously, Madeleine was very strategic in her approach to reintroducing the lost art to Tahitians. She focused on coordinating amazing costumes to the exceptional dance form. She is also considered to be the creator of the coconut bra or tapea titi, which is still used in Polynesian dance costume today. Madeleine often traveled the world promoting ‘Ori Tahiti, up until her death in 1989. The annual cultural festival in The Islands of Tahiti, Heiva i Tahiti, is named after Madeleine’s original dance group.

After Madeleine, her mentee Gilles Hollande, continued the movement. Not only did Gilles keep up the traditions that Madeleine started, but he also expanded the presence of Tahitian dance and music to France. In collaboration with French music producers, Tahitian music was recorded for the masses.

Traditionally, Tahitian costumes and headdress are made up of vegetable fibers, flowers, shells, feathers, handcrafted coconut bras, and grass-like material. The materials used in these pieces showcase the Tahitian connection to the earth and their land.

Today, the Heiva i Tahiti competition’s Hura Tau and Hura Ava Tua honor the visionaries that brought the spirit of dance back to The Islands of Tahiti. For the first place winners of the Hura Tau, they will be given the “Madeleine Moua” award and for the Hura Ava Tau, first place winners will receive the “Gilles Hollande.”

Types of Tahitian Dances

There are four main styles of Tahitian dance – ōte’a, aparima, hivinau and pa’o’a. The ōte’a is regarded as one of the most traditional and popular forms of dance in The Islands of Tahiti. When this dance style was initially created, men only performed it. Today, both men and women dance the ōte’a together but also may perform it separately. Ōte’a can be visualized as a fast hip-shaking, soft, elegant arm movement dance. The music used for the ōte’a is very rhythmic and fast with heavy elements of Tahitian drums.

Themes of this dance range from celebrating a wedding to welcoming visitors. Props are sometimes used in this style of dance to elevate the theme of the story being told. The type of costume associated with this type of dance consists of a more (‘grass’ skirt), usually made from pūrau (a local hibiscus).  The bark of the pūrau is soaked in seawater for days to soften it, then the dark outer shell is removed, and the lighter bark is pounded to thin the fiber. Once dry, the thin strips are tied to the waist by a belt, also made from parau. The final result is a thin, off-white fiber which is sometimes then dyed to give it more color. Sometimes an elaborate headdress or HEI UPO’O made from flowers, tapa cloth or woven leaves is worn.

Perle Renvoye, winner of the 2018 women’s solo performance at Heiva i Tahiti. We do not own the rights to this video. 

The aparima, another traditional Tahitian dance style, is performed by a small or large group of female dancers. This dance is more sensual and slower compared to ōte’a. For their outfits, the women usually tie a pareo into a skirt and wear a bra made up of similar fabric. The classic story this dance tells is the fairy tale of a boy and girl meeting for the first time, falling in love, and living happily ever after.

Hivinau, more modern dance style, is usually performed at the end of a ceremony or celebration. More freeform than aparima and ōte’a, in hivinau, the lead dancer improvises the choreography while a group of dancers circles the leader both in sync and in opposite directions. This dance is considered to be the easiest of the Tahitian dance forms. The themes typically explored through this type of dance relate to the sea. Costumes for this style of dance are inspired by traditional Tahitian costume dress.

Pa’o’a can usually be seen done with the hivinau. This dance form is characterized by several dancers tapping their thighs while sitting in a circle, using swift arm and hand motions, as a couple of dancers perform in the center of the circle. The stories of this dance usually relate to hunting and fishing. Like the hivinau, costumes are drawn from custom practices.

Instruments Used in Tahitian Dances

All the dance forms described above have the commonality of one instrument – the Tahitian drum. Since the drums are made up of different materials, from wood and tree limbs to shark skin, the drums have a unique sound that adds to the presentation and the connection of dance to the audience. In addition to drums, conch shells, nose flutes and chanting are all used to heighten the dance forms.

Tahitian Celebrations

While dance is performed for many occasions such as welcoming visitors and celebrating a wedding, the major annual celebration where dance is at the center is Heiva i Tahiti. Heiva i Tahiti is a competition festival celebrating Polynesian culture. With events from sports, dancing and singing, Heiva i Tahiti showcases the best talent in The Islands of Tahiti.


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This popular event is held during the summer (June to August) and is performed throughout the islands. While the biggest festival is on the main island of Tahiti, Heiva is also celebrated on Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Rurutu, Raiatea and Nuku Hiva. Costumes worn during this event are over-the-top, colorful and glamorous. If you find yourself in The Islands of Tahiti during the summer, be sure to take some time to experience the local event Heiva i Tahiti.

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Bellinesian: how to dance it |

Borders in the world are becoming more and more blurred, globalization of cultures is coming. This also applies to the most exotic dances - as a result, quite unusual mixes appear. Sonia Ochoa, the lead singer of Bellydance Superstars, was inspired by Tahitian dance to create a belly dance fusion called Bellinesian , and also released an instructional DVD that caused quite a bit of controversy on the internet. Let's try to find the similarities and differences between these two dances, and also to find out whether the creator of the new style violated the sacred meaning of the Tahitian dance.

How the style was created

Sonya came up with the idea of ​​creating a fusion in 2007 after visiting a well-known Tahitian dance teacher Tumata Robinson in Tahiti. The bellydance dancer was struck by the similarity of the two dances: “Oriental dance is a universal means for expressing the human body. Dancers in Tahiti make movements similar to belly dancing. Therefore, these two exotic and sensual dances naturally enter into a “marital union,” Sonya begins her story. "The result of the fusion of these two dances is a beautiful and unique fusion - the Bellinesian style."

Similarities and differences

Indeed, there are surprisingly many similar movements in bellydance and Polynesian dance. For example, the spectacular “plate” known in oriental dance is exactly repeated in the basic movement of the Tahitian dance called “faarapu”. And "tamau" - another basic movement of Hawaiian dance, is very reminiscent of the oriental "rocking chair". It is also very similar that in both Hawaiian and Oriental dance the position of the upper body, with intense movements of the pelvis and hips, is kept as still as possible.

However, there are significant differences in these two dances, and one of the most important is the taboo on chest movements in Tahitian dance. The movements of the hands are also very different - in Hawaiian dance they mainly mean natural phenomena, for example, sunrise and sunset, greeting the forces of nature - many of these movements have a sacred meaning. The fingers in the Tahitian dance almost never open, but are pressed tightly together, including the thumbs. Also in the Tahitian dance, sharp turns of the head to the right and left are used, which can alternate with sharp blows of the hips. In the oriental dance, the head is made more rotation, "slides", throwing hair from side to side.

Combination of the incongruous

Sonia Ochoa combines these differences quite interestingly in her fusion. For example, she beautifully and gently combines the Hawaiian horizontal figure eight "waru" and the vertical figure eight "Mayan". And against the background of the “Tahitian” work with the hips, the dancer very unexpectedly “embeds” the Tahitian taboo - breast blows.

It is worth noting that, despite the similar hip movements in bellydance and Tahitian dance, there is a subtle difference between them. For example, the Tahitian “waru” movement resembling a horizontal “eight” is performed in a small squat, and the knees move in a larger amplitude compared to the oriental dance. As a result, the movement looks exactly “Tahitian”. However, how it will look depends to some extent on the costume worn by the dancer. For example, at the end of her "Introduction to Bellynesian" training DVD, Sonia and Tahitian dancer Moena seem to be doing the same moves, but on the dancer dressed in oriental costume they look "oriental", while on the dancer in "island" costume - Tahitian.

Costume and music

Sonya designed the costume for her mix style together with Tumata Robinson: they used a "grassy" skirt, and the belt and bodice were borrowed from an oriental dance, but with a Tahitian flavor. The Bellinesian dancer has an exotic flower in her hair, and a necklace of flowers or shells can be worn on her chest.

The music in the new Bellinesian fusion is mostly Tahitian and Hawaiian. Interesting music for the new style can be found in the works of Lorenzo Schmidt, the main choreographer of the world famous Tahitian group Les Grandes Ballets de Tahiti, which he creates in collaboration with composer Teika Willant.

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The exotic Bellinesian style is part of the Bellydance Superstars performance program, and the audience of the show enthusiastically welcomes this fusion. However, Sony's style causes a lot of criticism and even outrage on the Internet. Quite rightly, the dancer is reproached for the name of her fusion, because the ending “-esian” indicates its “Polynesian” roots. But Polynesian dances are a rather large group of dances of the peoples of Oceania, sometimes very different in movements and traditions that underlie them. Sonya uses mainly Tahitian dance and some elements of the Hawaiian Hula dance when creating the Mix.

Also, many accuse Sonya of “insulting the feelings of the Tahitians” and “breaking the fusion from the sacred roots and deep meaning of the Tahitian dance”, since it is sacred and expresses worship of the forces of nature. Many even call the Bellinesian "Hollywoodian", hinting that this is just a show for the idle viewer. But Sonya is in no hurry to make excuses: “I think it would be extremely interesting for oriental dancers to add Tahitian movements to their dance in order to develop their own special style. If Bellinesian gives the dancer the opportunity to expand her dance vocabulary, why not give it a try?

The main choreographer of Les Grandes Ballets de Tahiti Lorenzo Schmidt, with whom Sonia collaborated on the creation of her fusion, supports the dancer: many of us have become just a souvenir. When we founded our troupe, we understood that we must respect our roots, but when we started searching, we could not find many of the basic movements that were confused after more than two hundred years of prohibition during colonization. And now in Tahiti, many believe in the sacred, but we express our traditions in a new way and are looking for our own way. Even the oldest Tahitians support us - they often come to our performances, realizing that this is not a fundamental change in traditions, but just a new way of expressing them. We have a new vision of Tahitian dance, and it does not stand still. We are open to the world and are happy to make a fusion of cultures.”

Some people like to watch Tahitian and Oriental dance separately, and someone has become an ardent admirer of the new "Hollywood" style - Bellinesian has acquired a considerable number of followers around the world. But, in the end, whether the new style will live on is up to the viewer to decide.
(article published in the Oriental magazine No. 4, winter 2010)

Tamure -

Tamure (pronounced and sometimes written Tamouré French and Tamure in the form written in Tahiti) is the name of a modern variation of the Tahitian dance, known locally as Ori Tahiti.

Short story:

Shortly after World War II Pacific Battalion veteran Louis Martin enjoyed the Queen's disco, wrote a very popular song based on traditional rhythms and used the word "Tamure" as the chorus. So he got the nickname "Tamur Martin" and conveyed the name of the Tahitian dance, which "Popaa" would describe "Ori Tahiti".

The Tahitian dance known as "Ori Tahiti" is one of the most famous dances in French Polynesia. This is a traditional dance from Tahiti, listed on the Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in France in 2017.


  • 1 Tahitian dance Ori Tahiti
  • 2 History
  • 3 Cultivated
  • 4 Notes and references
  • 5 Bibliography
  • 6 See also
    • 6.1 Related articles
    • 6.2 External links

This is a duet in which the man hits his thighs with scissors and the woman twists her hips. The dancer's foot movement is called paoti , Tahitian for chisel , and involves joining the heels and bending open and tight knees in a continuous back and forth motion. The rotation of the dancer's hips is due to the movement of her knees, and her feet and shoulders must remain horizontal. Each movement of the arms and hands has a symbolic meaning, which is accompanied by a description of the gestures of the legend. The dancer moves relatively little, and the dancer usually moves around her partner, who is the central pivot of the dance. Dancers sometimes move sideways or up and down while crouching while keeping their hips and knees moving. Dance steps have been codified such as tue (kick) or paoti .

Tamure dance to the accompaniment of percussion, consisting of toere , hollow wooden cylinders struck with sticks, and drum pahu . The rhythm of the beats and the swaying of the dancer's hips are interconnected, with slow phases and fast acceleration replacing each other.

Tamure usually dance in plant costumes, ahu, more than often called " more" , vegetable fiber skirts and crowns. Men ( tane ) are shirtless and often tattooed, while wahina wear coconut bras. Other costumes are also used, made from sacred auti leaves, pareo cloth or tapa , more commonly reserved for " aparima .

Tamure is basically a duet, when danced in a group it forms " ote'a . Other styles that share the dance movements of tamure have a special name, such as aparima. The first European navigators describe about 17 different traditional Tahitian dances. Today there are four main forms practiced: ' ote'a , ' aparima , pao'a and hivinau . The survival of Marquesas and Māori culture led to the reintegration of the haka, exclusively male and warrior.


ʻUpaʻupa circa 1909 , in pareo .

The old version of Ori Tahiti is upaupa, which is now gone. "Otea" already existed, but then it was considered a male dance and was described as a dance of war.

The missionaries of the London Missionary Society viewed traditional Polynesian dances as satanic and obscene, so they were banned for a long time during the colonization, as was much of Tahitian culture. Thus King Pomare II in 1819and Queen Pomare in 1842 introduced two bans on "lustful songs, games and amusements".

Marquess princess circa 1909 , tapa costume .

These dances have been preserved in popular culture in private settings. The celebration in 1880 of the French National Day of July 14 permitted the return of traditional holidays and their content under the name Tiurai festivals.

At the beginning of XX - th centuries , they are publicly manifested mainly during the celebration of July 14 or the arrival and departure of ships. At the same time, costumes made from traditional materials using tapas are making a comeback. Between 1920 and 1930, then over in plant fibers appeared and developed rapidly.

Tamure is the name of the Tuamotu fish, the exact name of the dance being 'Ori Tahiti (Tahitian dance). Shortly after World War II, Pacific Battalion veteran Luis Martin wrote a very popular song using traditional rhythms and using the word Tāmūrē as the refrain. Thus, he received the nickname Tamura Martin and passed this name on to the dance.

In 1956, Madeleine Moy, visiting folk dances from various French regions of mainland France, felt the need to update the traditional Tahitian dance. Therefore, when she was the principal of the school, she created the first dance group called Heiva . In the second half of the XX - th centuries, Polynesian dances evolved, looked at the "traditional" standard and organized into dance troupes. The popular practice fell in favor of dance groups and schools organized performances in the tiurai dance competition (becomes Heiva at the end of XX - th ), public holidays, as well as in the tourist professional environment, which is developing due to the opening of Faa International Airport in 1961.

Since the 1980s and 1990s, there has been a resurgence in popularity of traditional dances and the number of dance schools has increased dramatically. Groups participate in international events and organize tours. The dances and costumes also develop under the influence of the competitions generated by the competitions organized for the khiva. This evolution ends up going beyond the limits imposed by "tradition", leading to the creation of groups such as Les Grands Ballets de Tahiti, who freed themselves from these restrictions to continue the search for new movements in dance, choreography, music and music, costumes. . A division between groups is then created according to these traditional criteria, leading to the exclusion of "modern" groups from competition such as the heiva.

Advertisements sometimes sell the Tahitian dream with tamure while the dance they promote is hula, a distinctly Hawaiian dance that has its own costumes, history, musical instruments, and style that emphasizes hand movement.


  • Alessandro Alessandroni founded the eight-part choir I Cantori Moderni in 1961. It is this vocal group that we hear in the song Samoa Tamure ( Samoa Tamure ) written by Armando Trovacholi for the soundtrack of the 1963 film I Mostri (Monsters ) directed by Dino Risi. This Polynesian-sounding song illustrates New Year's Eve's ball scene from film 9 MÕIS Ferme , directed in 2013 by Dupontelle.

Notes and links

  1. ↑ Apple tree 2017, p. 3.
  2. ↑ " Patrimoine environmentalnement ", at (Retrieved July 25, 2019)
  3. ↑
  4. ↑ Tahitian dance, " Madeleine Moua: Grande Dame de la Danse Tahitienne / Ori Tahiti ", on (accessed June 19, 2018) .
  5. ↑ Alain Ricard, Hawaii , ed. Kartala, 2003, p. 121


  • Dance in Tahiti , Patrick O'Reilly , Nouvelles Éditions latines , Paris .
  • Marion Fine, Ori tahiti: dancing in Tahiti , Papeete, Au vent des îles, , 79 p. (ISBN 978-2-909790-11-4 and 2-909790-11-8, online presentation)
  • Tamatoa Pomare Pommier, Le' Ori, Artistic, Social and Cultural Practice of Tahiti and the Society Islands (Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory), Papeete, Ministry of Culture, , 23 pp. (read online)
  • Te 'Ori Tahiti: Repertoire of Tahitian Dance Steps , Papeete, French Polynesian Conservatory of Arts, , 128 p.

See Also

Related Articles

  • Paoa
  • Aparima
  • Otea
  • Hivinau
  • Hawaiian hula
  • Polynesian Music

External Links

  • Duet of Heifara Maurien and John Outzekowski, best dance couple at Heiva 2005, video on Youtube
  • Taut Paofai, male solo, Heiva and Tahiti, 1995
  • Dance group Tamarii Tiipoto at Heiva 2000 in Bora Bora
  • Tore & Groin Percussion Training
  • Interview with Lorenzo Schmidt at, available online at the Internet Archive
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  • (c) 'upa'upa

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Music Kaneka Music from the Austral Islands (en) Aboriginal Music Austronesian_peoples # Music (en) Music from the Cook Islands (en) Music from Easter Island (en) Music from Fiji (en) Music from Guam (on) Hawaiian music Music of Kiribati (in) Lali (drum) (en) Maori music Music of Melanesia (in) Music of Micronesia (in) Music of the Federated States of Micronesia (in) Music of Nauru (in) Music of Caledonia Music Music of New Zealand (in) Music of Niue (in) Music of the Northern Mariana Islands (en) Paluane Music Music of Papua New Guinea (in) Polynesian Music Music of Samoa (en) ) Slit Drum Music of the Solomon Islands ( en) Music from Tahiti (en) Music from Tokelau (en) Music from Tonga (en) Music from Tuvalu (en) Music from Vanuatu (en)
Festivals Australia Garma Traditional Culture Festival (in) Hawaii Heiva Aloha Festivals (in) Merrie Monarch Festival (in) Hula World Invitational Festival (in) List of Fiji Holidays (in) Melanesia 2000 New Zealand Festival Pacifica (in) Pacific Community Pacific Arts Festival (in) Festivals in Papua New Guinea (in) Marquesas Arts Festival Pacific International Book Fair
Architecture, sculpture Kanaksky case · Tjibau cultural center · Fare · Haus tambaran · Langi · Marae · moai · Nguzu nguzu · Nakamal · Pa · Paepae · Stone latte
Gastronomy Bugna Cook Islands Cuisine Hawaiian Cuisine Marshallese Cuisine New Caledonian Cuisine Paluane Cuisine Tahiti Cuisine Tuvalu Cuisine Fafaru Four Kanakas Kalua Kava Po'e Seboseb Bat Meat Kangaroo Meat
Research and distribution Asian American and Pacific Islander Policy Research Consortium (en) Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (en) Kanak Language Academy Kanak Cultural Development Agency Tahiti Academy University Press of New Caledonia

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