Tahitian dance initiation + culture

Date: 29 Nov 2018, 5:30pm - 6:00pm (GMT+10:00) Sydney

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Alliance Française de Canberra
66 McCaughey St [Turner]

Be taken on a rhythmic journey to French Polynesia with the beautiful ancestral dance of Ori Tahiti with Marine Lechene at the Alliance Francaise !

Marine will talk about the traditional Ori tahitian dance, explaining the basic hip movements and it's ancient cultural legacy, and make a demonstration.

The body movements of Ori Tahiti are means of personal expression, through hip and hand movement, rooted in ancient traditions of the island of Tahiti. A dance style defined by controlled and elegant upper body movement and vigorous lower body work, Ori Tahiti dance is a fun and challenging total body work out.

- 5:30 pm - 5:35 pm: 'Ori Tahiti presentation & importance in the Tahitian Culture (different styles...)
- 5:35 pm - 5:40 pm: dance explanation
- 5:40 pm - 5:55 pm: dance demonstration
- 5:55 pm- 6:00 pm: questions


Marine was born in beautiful New Caledonia, a small French Pacific island, East to Australia. From s French mother and Chino-Tahitian father, art and culture came naturally in her education as she started drawing, playing piano and dance at an early age. Ori Tahiti dance has always been a part of her life, from the large and warm Tamari'i Tahiti Nui studio in New Caledonia, where her dance career began, to the cold-temperate room in France where Islanders gathered when homesickness struck. Her teachers shared their love of Ori Tahiti, promoting corner stones of Polynesian culture: love, respect and generosity. Now living in Sydney, Marine was lucky enough to find a small but growing group animated by the same flame for dancing. Now it is her time to share and teach Ori Tahiti and she will make sure that you embrace this rich culture through the international language of dance.

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