After years of prohibition by colonial and religious authorities, tahitian dance has appeared in the 50′ as a typical expression of the Polynesian soul.
In Tahiti, the dance is omnipresent, it is one of the most significant expressions of the Polynesian lifestyle. The practice of the tahitian dance exist in several ways and several motivations. Polynesians dance for the passion, for ‘fun’, for sport, to gratify, to seduce, for the desire to belong to a group – to a festive community. They also dance by cultural mechanism identification, they dance because they Polynesians & they want to participate to a form of cultural life. But whatever the motivation, the purpose of the dance remains joy. When you dance with the passion you have another emotion, feeling, it comes from your heart and it reflects on your face.What the tahitian dance express, goes beyond of the dance itself. It reflects and conveys the source of our myths and the fantasies that they are associated to.
The dancers know the wonderful feeling when they hear the traditional musical instruments such as thunderous drums, conch shells, and harmonic nasal flutes. Modern Tahitian music is enjoyable as well, with a sound that often blends Polynesian rhythm and Western melody.