The Marquesas Islands

Mahau'u, Hakamanu and Haka

FRIDAY 10th and SATURDAY 11th JUNE 2011, 8 p.m.

SUNDAY 12th JUNE 2011, 5 p.m. 

A performance created by Maison des Cultures du Monde for the Festival de l'Imaginaire, and presented during the Year of Overseas

The Marquesan people, Maori who almost disappeared at the end of the 19th century, brought their culture and traditions back to life in the 20th century. Music, singing and dance are used to honour someone, greet a visitor, challenge an enemy, implore the Gods or tell a legend. There are three categories of chants (entertaining, praising and religious) and seven dance forms. Three will be showcased : Mahau'u, dance of the wild pig, Hakamanu, dance of the bird, and Haka, dance to scare off enemies during a conflict.

master class de danse tahitienne avec Joëlle Berg
vendredi 10, samedi 11 et dimanche 12 juin 2011
en savoir plus sur le master class de danse tahitienne

information et réservation

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