To The House of the Sun

Lahaina Buddha

Heiva i Maui

Maui is composed of many ethnic and cultural backgrounds, one of which is the foundation of all Hawaiians: Polynesia. Every year, Maui, and other islands, as well as other locations across the United States, are treated to show of highly energetic, hip shaking Tahitian dance. The Heiva i Maui showcases  the pulsing drums, the blur of the hip shaking, intoxicating tropical flower scents, and the unmistakable energetic performance that is Tahitian dance. Here are a few still shots of delightful young ladies not only dancing, but expressing the inherent connection to their roots.