Costume dance in Tahiti, History and traditions

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Le costume de danse à Tahiti, histoire et traditions

The testimony of early European explorers of the eighteenth century describe dance costumes mostly made of tapa. This bark cloth beaten dressed dancers and musicians. In 1928, le film Tabu, Bora Bora made by Murnau and Flaherty spends the costumes more. Gradually dresses assignments, pants and shirts fade ; the more is the essential element of traditional dance costume. Interview Matani Kainuku . It is a difficult task because it is ...

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Polynesian traditional sports

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Les sports traditionnels polynésiens

Interview Enoch Laughlin Les sports traditionnels, dits « tuaro maohi », of yesteryear were practiced only during heiva, during tiurai, and since 126 years, since the tiurai are, these sports are part of the festivities. This year, we started the heiva tuaro maohi a regatta sailing canoes held at Pointe Venus Mahina (Tahiti), and I think it took place in a beautiful setting with good wind and beautiful images, and also beautiful races that gave excellent performances and I think the sailing canoe has a bright future. The Museum of Tahiti and Her ...

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Le Marae Arahurahu, Polynesian history and traditions

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Le marae Arahurahu, histoire et traditions polynésiennes

Jean-Claude Hauata : I would like to clarify this marae Arahurahu. Actually, this is not true ! The authentic marae is higher, it is called Ahotu'ana. It is the French who have decided to build this replica low. They wanted to do pageants. However, these parties could be reconstructed on a real marae. Indeed, the marae is a sacred place, can not play with it. It is for this reason that the marae was rebuilt here. The marae Arahurahu , the site of the marae Arahurahu (place of worship) the common Paea, became ...

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The arrival of the missionaries EFO, Polynesian history

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De l’arrivée des missionnaires aux EFO, histoire polynésienne

The 24 September 1796, the Duff, British ship, under the command of James Wilson, took over the management of the South Seas, On board 29 missionaries. 18 of them remain to Tahiti to convert to Christianity Polynesian people. Although reserved, welcome the leaders of the island remains courteous and English missionaries, more and more to conquer other islands, build parishes, preach the word of Christ. Pomare II, prevailing on Tahiti since 1803, is very clever strategist. He sees the missionaries the opportunity to extend its influence. The convertit if ...

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Stand the Bounty, Polynesian history

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Du peuplement à la Bounty, histoire polynésienne

There was more to this 25 000 years, came very probably South East Asia, the future Polynesian people boarded large double canoes, the pahi, and faces the Pacific Ocean. With their empirical knowledge of stars, currents, Race Wind, browsers reach Fiji, between New Caledonia and 1100 and 1500 of. Jesus Christ, pass through Tonga and Samoa, finally reaching between 300 and 600 years AD, remote islands of the Marquesas. Begins a fantastic epic maritime lasted almost two millennia. Explorers at heart, the people of browsers ...

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