Question: What is MANAIA Design & Production (MDP)?
Answer: MDP started as a Polynesian performing arts team that grew into much more. Community is at the forefront of MDP which has allowed them to develop wellness services, dance fitness, art and creative coaching for right brain thinkers. Workshops and dance classes for the Ohana (family).
Many of MDP's instructors are Polynesian entertainers who've traveled the world and today reside in Tacoma, Washington USA. With their homeland hundreds of miles away they decided to maintain their cultural identity by teaching the art of Polynesian dance and music to their children. Eventually this grew to include the community which extended the MANAIA Ohana.
Hawaiian culture wouldn't be complete without the Hula, an ancient form of story telling that began as temple worship. This heritage recounts everyday life and the history of Hawaii's Monarchs.
To'ere drums beat and hips move to the exciting sounds of Tahiti. Much of Ori Tahiti is the secret of a good instructor and if Polynesia had a cardio workout this would be it. We also offer To'ere Drum lessons.
Maori culture is alive and well in the Pacific Northwest. The groups name MANAIA comes from a mythological creature that watches over it's people in the sky and sea. Aotearoa, New Zealand, is a beautiful blend of Poi, Haka and much more.
Need professional entertainment
for your Luau? Consider these options...
1. Summer's are busy so book early.
2. Travel fees apply past city limits. (Tacoma)
3. Host a MDP workshop and become the main attraction at your Luau or event.
Calendar of events coming to this space.
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