Film Update,  Vlog

Let’s dance! (We got the green light!)

We’re half-way through our campaign and we just got our Green Light on Seed&Spark!

I promised you a special video when we got the Green Light and I’m here to make good on that promise.

I forgot to mention in the video that part of the deal in a Tahitian solo is the dancer does not know which drum beats will be played. You have to be able to identify the beats and choreograph the appropriate steps on the fly — that’s why solos are intimidating.

Check out Hitia O Te Ra on Facebook. Not only is the group one of the best around SoCal, the Tekurio family is truly special. They were the first people to make Orange County feel like home to me. If you want to see some excellent Tahitian solos, come out to Hura Tahiti in Cypress, CA, June 19-20!

Melodie is the director and producer of Spirit of Tivaevae. Born in New Zealand to a Cook Islander father and American mother, Melodie was raised in the United States. Her family background gives her a unique perspective on being a Pacific Islander raised outside the culture.