Saturday, April 24

Te Hiva Nui at the Staircase

Back in August last year the Te Hiva Nui dancers were invited guests at three folk dance festivals in Europe., the Billingham International Folklore Festival in northern England, the Confolens Festival in France and another festival in Switzerland.
I’ve already posted several videos of a fundraising performance at Punanga Nui market but before they left they put on a really spectacular show at their home base - Staircase Restaurant in Rarotonga. The place was packed and included a couple of government ministers (who because of the ongoing political shambles here are now deadly enemies) as well as other locals and tourists.
This video is of the first item in the show, a drum dance.
I hope it doesn’t take as long to get more from the show online!