Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Zealand National Theme Day | D for Dancers

Happy Waitangi Day - for CDP's Theme Day in NZ and ABC Wednesday. This post has more of a personal than a Princeton connection to NZ, but it was all I could think of besides a local movie sign for The Hobbit! At any rate, while I now live far away, I grew up in Hawaii, which shares a strong bond with other Polynesian cultures. These Māori dancers, shot on an Autumn trip, are students in Hawaii hailing from Aotearoa. Polynesian dances often enhanced oral storytelling. (Oh, the poi the women are using? Tricky! Ballet lessons were easier:)

20 comments:

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Nice photo - thought they would be in "all black"!
Duncan In Kuantan

cieldequimper said...

Great! You did really well!

a.s.m. said...

Me gusta la foto, y debe ser muy bonito crecer en lugares como estos.
Un saludo, Ángel

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Cool photo. It's amazing the connections people have across the world.

Roger Owen Green said...

beautiful dancers
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Tanya Breese said...

super lulu!

llandudnopictures said...

Great shot, Happy Waitangi Day!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well done Lulu, perfect image for the theme..

Dina said...

Such a happy post!

Chrissy Brand said...

Amazing colour and clarity.

Carver said...

Great shot. I love it! Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Catherine said...

Nice shot Lulu, love the traditional costumes!...

btw, nice banner! and thank you for adding me to your blogroll my friend :)

LOLfromPasa said...

Great photo, Lulu, and super that you had a photo that works for Theme Day and ABC Wednesday. Well done!

Randy said...

They made for a nice theme day shot.

LONDONLULU said...

Thank you for your kind comments and for dropping by!

Peter said...

A cool capture, mid swing! Love the Maori name for NZ - Aotearoa.

EG CameraGirl said...

Super! I'd love to see that in person.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Very nice capture!
They seem to be having a great time!

William Kendall said...

Very lively shot, Lulu!

Leovi said...

Yes, I love this dance, a clear picture.