There are two basic movements in Tahitian dance: tahiri (sometimes spelled “tairi”) and tatue, which is also called otamu. The five basic steps involved in Ori Tahiti, as they are taught in the... Read More
Tahitian dance is becoming a popular practice around the world, but the truth remains that most dancers did not learn their technique from Polynesia.
The majority of Tahitian dancers have been... Read More
The act of creating Ori Tahiti shows requires not only a choreographer and an instructor, but also an author and a music composer. Joelle Berg, Merahau Anastas-Tevai and Libor Prokop are all a part... Read More
Born in Papeete in 1962, I came from a family that originated in East Tuamotu. I was raised in the Tahitian town of Faa’a.
My island roots of pa’umotu have been an extraordinary influence on my... Read More