API Heritage Month- “Taualuga” (Documentary)

Beyond the popularized imagery of the Hawaiian islands lie a much more diverse world.  There are as many indigenous cultures in the region as there are islands in the Pacific Ocean.  With each indigenous culture comes its own set of practices and rituals, such as dances.  The students of HAPI-YEP were given the opportunity to learn about different types of Polynesian dance and how those dances represented different facets of each island’s culture.  The documentary featured a number of different Polynesian dance styles, their importance, and their meaning.  This included choreography and attire as well.  The importance of what was worn, how was it was worn, from what materials it was made, etc. were all prevalent details in the expression of culture for the indigenous peoples.  Please check out the amazing documentary below:

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Posted on June 4, 2015, in HAPI-YEP After-School and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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