What is Tina's Ports of Paradise?
Tina's Ports of Paradise (sometimes referred to as TPOP), is a multi-talented, cultural dance troupe that provides an hour long adventure to the mystical islands of the South Pacific, featuring original, authentic dances and costumes of the South Sea Islands.
Our Polynesian musical performances includes the beautiful songs and hulas of Hawaii, the fun-filled "Siva" and captivating fire knife dance of Samoa, the exciting drums and energy-filled Tamure of Tahiti, the Ura Pau of the Cook Islands, the extraordinary Maori Haka, Poi Ball dance and Kapa Haka of Aotearoa (New Zealand), the exciting Fijian spear dance, as well as the happy and graceful dances of Tonga. Performances are sometimes enhanced with a black light effect, offering a glimpse of the bright, brilliant, beautiful colors of Polynesia.
Tina, as narrator and mistress of ceremonies, teaches and explains the different island dances and their meanings, engaging her audiences in the excitement of the drums, music, and dance which will leave you breathless, and through audience participation, a gift of personal experience to share with family and friends. Our instructors and trainers are award winning dancers and musicians in the Polynesian Arts as well as other aspects of Performing and Visual/Audio Arts.
Our presentation includes various types of music for the audience's dancing and listening pleasure, led by our very own Musical Director Haatoa Vainuku. The musicians of TPOP are versatile and can accommodate any style of music, such as Top 40, Country, Oldies, Jazz, Soul, Rock 'n Roll - whatever satisfies the soul.