Tiare Kahana South Pacific Island Rhythms, Storytelling, and Mythology

An Arts for Learning Connecticut Artist

Polynesian dance is a form of storytelling, requiring skills such as comprehension, imagery, mindfulness, posture, and spatial awareness. Professional hula dancer and teaching artist Tiare Kahana teaches participants the dances and chants of the South Pacific. Also performed by men and boys, this oral language tradition has served as an effective means of preserving ancient wisdom and documenting the island’s history and mythology for centuries.

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