Murray Hill Talent represents the top Hawaiian Dancers, Polynesian Luau Shows, Exotica Groups & Hula Dancers in the Boston and throughout New England. Our groups take pride in bringing our audiences authentic dance choreography and colorful costuming from various Polynesian cultures such as Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and New Zealand (Maori).
Polynesian shows are lively and entertaining, all the while embodying the “aloha spirit” through dance. Isn’t it time to add that special something to your next summer party, company picnic, luau, tropical-themed gathering?
Polynesian dancers can greet guests and present each person with a leis (flowered garlan) as they arrive at the event. Leis may be authentic handmade from fresh flowers or the less expensive plastic type.
Later during the event, you may consider entertaining your guests with an lively/exciting dance routine. 3-4 dancers work well for most groups. They may dance to pre-recorded music. Live music groups can also be incorporated. Our groups can include the audience in performances when appropriate.
Depending on venue and liability restrictions live shows may incorporate fire dancing (in its various different forms). This has the most impact during the evening
We represent some live bands and musicains who can specialize in polynesian music and exotic music from the Pacific Islands that feature Guitar, Ipu, Pahu, Ukulele, Lap Steel Guitar, and various percussionists. Other “non-authentic” but enjoyable island type live music ideas include steel drum groups and beach bands. Another simple alternative is to incorporate a Disc Jockey into the mix.
Some terminology (via Wikipedia )
Hula Dancing is a type of dance first developed in the Hawaiian Island by Polynesian settlers. The dance is accompanied by a chant (called an oli) or a song (called a mele). These dances are meant to provide visual depictions of the chants or songs. There are other related dances (tamure, hura, ‘aparima, ‘ote’a, haka, kapa haka, poi, Fa’ataupati, Tau’olunga and Lakalaka) that come from other Polynesian islands such as Tahiti, The Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Aotearoa (New Zealand); however, the hula is unique to the Hawaiian Islands.
Fire Dancing (also known as “fire twirling,” “fire spinning,” “fire performance,” or “fire manipulation”) is a group of performance arts or disciplines that involve manipulation of objects on fire. Typically these objects have one or more bundles of wicking, which are soaked in fuel and ignited.