Culture Moves! Dance in Oceania from hiva to hip hop
Pacific Dance Studies Resources

Culture Moves! is a Pacific Dance Studies resource that emerged out of a 2005 conference of the same name held in Wellington, New Zealand at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. The site is maintained by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai'i and offers information on the 2005 conference and participating dance scholars, choreographers, educators, performers and artists. It also provides a forum for the promotion of Pacific Dance Studies in both academia and the larger Pacific community in both the islands and the diaspora.

Center for Pacific Islands Studies
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Culture Moves! logo design by Dean Otsuki. Contemporary dance image in logo by J. McCauley 2004, dancer: Travis Khan, The New Zealand School of Dance; Hip hop image by DEAP ©2004, dancer: B-boy 01; Hula image by Michael Harada ©2004, dancer: Kaohi Yojo, Mid-Pacific Institute of the Arts.