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Tahitian Ensemble

(Mus 311J)
Tahitian Ensemble

This course is designed to provide first-hand experience with the sound and movement systems of French Polynesia. Underscoring the concept of the dancer as singer, students will learn Tahitian dance-songs, Tahitian approaches to part-singing, and the fundamentals of `ori tahiti in addition to the study of representative music and dance genres, such as Ote'a and `aparima.

The instructor is Jane Freeman Moulin, a former professional dancer in Tahiti who was a member of the Temaeva and Tahiti Nui dance troupes.

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