Saturday, March 28, 2020

Fakalufilufi

"One year of participation in this Dance class is equal to increase in one year of your life length" 
This is one of the many comments that follows this wonderful video. 
Don't know how this came up in my YouTube feed but this Tahia Cambet Dance is simply wonderful. 

  
It is the way it is choreographed that makes it appealing. There is yelps and shouts in between and it is an expression of joy in the Polynesian culture. 
The dance is choreographed to the music Fakalufilufi. (a song originally by Gabilou) The effect is not the same when you hear the music separately. Adding those stomping steps makes it more pleasant. (and maybe the yelping and shouting) 
Watch the video and you can judge for yourself. 




Somebody has also commented about the camera crew and the wonderful work done in capturing it. 


After watching the video I realised it is captured by one person and she was weaving herself through the dancers so that everyone was covered.  Swell job indeed.   


Some of the other comments on YouTube :

I thought it was impossible to find so many beauties of all kinds and grace in one video and yet .....

These girls are having so much fun !!! Love the song - great beat to dance to.

So much fun. I love it and want to be a part of this joyful class.

This class looks amazing and the women seem so at home and empowered by one another.

Shaking with style and grace. Now that is worth looking at and participating in.

Very cool. I love how there is so many different types of girls participating in Tahitian dancing. I am starting to see just how big this community is. 

This is so joyful. How can you not feel uplifted and happy when you watch these beautiful girls dancing.

Something soothing about the music and the dance moves, feels like sunset and wine.

I am a man, can I dance like that? 
Hahahah, very nice. This is why we from the Pacifics and native Americans have killer abs, because we don't twerk, we shake it with Elegance.

Thank you for reminding me how beautiful a real woman is.

This is amazing. The cool thing about this is, everyone is having fun.

(I know its a bleak picture that we are facing globally, but i am looking for things that will make us think positive, so smile and enjoy the dance)


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow... that is great dancing. Wish I could do it. I am sure Marie will be able to do it - Aiman Wordsworth

Lorraine said...

Pretty cool! Thanks for sharing. Stay well.

Liz A. said...

Dancing is great. Of course find videos that give you joy.

Anonymous said...

Wow ! Charged up my pacemaker's battery for another five years :-) - Minoo Madon

Vallypee said...

Lovely, joyful dancing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Joe. That was so joyous - Carol Haydon

Jeanie said...

I love this! Yelping and shouting -- you can feel the joy. Thank you!

Anstice Brown said...

Wow, this looks like so much fun! Those young women are so beautiful and they have amazing flexibility and rhythm. I used to really enjoy Zumba which has some similar moves so I'd like to try this.

Betty said...

this looks fun, everyone was really enjoying themselves, I would love to have a go!