Disney's Publicist from Disney Studios PR, Janna, connected with Kalama Polynesian Dancers and shared info about the film and links to content so that we can see the care and commitment that went into depicting Oceanic culture in the film. In addition Disney was gracious enough to supply us with any additional material, premiere images, and permission for Kalama to post our support for the film including the ability to dance to the songs on the Moana Soundtrack.
We are happy that Disney has chosen to tell the story of The Polynesian People and represent the Culture. We would love to share with you the magic of Moana at your next event!
Click on the video below for our Children's Birthday Experience
As your guests arrive you can hand them grass skirt, lei, and accessories to wear at the luau party. After pizza and tropical children's drinks picture your little ones sitting and waiting for our show while eating their tropical inspired cake pops, cupcakes, and even chocolate covered strawberries . Our JR Dancers start their show with the blowing of the conch shell and will take your audience on a 30-40 min magical journey through the islands of Polynesia. This features songs and dances from Hawai'i, New Zealand, Samoa, and Tahiti. Included is audience participation (Hula Lesson and Warrior Dance), costume changes, and songs and dances from Disney's Moana Soundtrack.
The grande finale is the fire knife dance of Samoa (or our LED show featured in the video above if we cannot do fire). The fun does not stop there!
We can also include a Moana "Meet and Greet" where our surprise guest comes out and dances with the Birthday Celebrant and gives her a fresh flower lei. Our guest of honor will take a picture with Moana and the two dancers and then Moana stays and takes pictures with all of your party guests for about 15-20 min.
We recommend a nice tropical backdrop for pictures portion as well as a polaroid camera (recommended FUJI Instax) to take pictures of your guests. This will make a perfect birthday take-home gift. You can even put it in a nice personalized frame.
***Based upon availability we also can offer lei greeters, tropical cake pops, cupcakes, cakes, or chocolate covered strawberries, extra fresh flower leis, tropical faceprinting, black and white tattoos, lei making, candy lei making, tahitian style limbo, hula hoop fun, and MORE!
Check out our PINTEREST site for more ideas on our Children's Luau Parties!
In theaters November 23, 2016 and now available on DVD
I’d also like to share a look at the stunning realization of the original song “We Know the Way.” Written and performed by Opetaia Foa‘i and Lin-Manuel Miranda, “We Know the Way” showcases the rich and vibrant voyaging life of Moana’s ancestors." ~ Janna (Disney's Publicist from Disney Studios PR)
Click Here To See-Kalama Polynesian Dancers on "Everyday" with Chris Parente and Kathie Jay promoting the Disney Movie Moana
A message from Chris Parente KDVR, "Everyday" Show, "Jump Cut", and FOX 31 News
For centuries, the greatest sailors in the world masterfully navigated the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, 3,000 years ago, their voyages stopped for a millennium – and no one knows exactly why.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana (voice of Auliʻi Cravalho) convinces the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”), produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa‘i, “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.
Diary of A Polynesian Dancer
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of a Polynesian Dancer? Well here are bits and pieces of our dance life.
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