Sunday, April 22, 2012

Samoan Song and Dance

Many of the young men and women employed by the hotel as maids, waiters, etc. are also performers.  Every Wednesday night the hotel puts on a beautiful dinner show with Samoan singing and dancing.

Master of Ceremonies
I wonder how much time was involved in getting these tattoos and if they were done in the traditional way.

There were several dignitaries at the show the night we attended.  This lady I believe, was introduced as the daughter of a former Samoan ruler.  She was invited up on the stage to dance.  Her movements were so graceful and refined.  Her hand movements were especially lovely and reminded me of waves of grain softly blowing in the wind.

The show ended with the fire dance.  There were fire dancers around the pool, up on balconies and on the roof.  It was quite impressive.