by Whitt Birnie
The Tahitian dance group Ori I Tahiti presents …
An exceptional dance group, Ori I Tahiti, returned for an encore performance on the stage at To’ata, at the invitation of Marguerite Lai and Claude Teriierooiterai. Photo permissions were granted, and Whitt Birnie luckily had his camera, for the group who won the best natural costume and special jury’s prizes. Special thanks to all.
Photos by Whitt Birnie
While the planet gently glides through the equinox into another season, we on earth know we’re in for big changes, either towards wild winter weather or more peaceful summer calms. Since most Polynesians know no winter, these outdoor people follow the seasons closely, the most skillful working the best Southern Ocean waves generated in the stormy ‘Roaring Forties’, to the delight of everyone. Others share a traditional moment together in their va’a, the outrigger, working the languid lagoon, angling for dinner.