The ʻOteʻa is a traditional dance from Tahiti characterized by a rapid hip-shaking motion to percussion accompaniment. The dancers, standing in several rows, may be further choreographed to execute different figures (including box, figure 8, circles, and half circles) while maintaining the hip-shaking. The hip motion itself may in some choreographies be synchronized amongst multiple dancers and may be further coordinated with the accompanying percussion arrangement.
This Woman Really Knows How To Shake It.
Moena Maiotui is one of the most talented dancers dancing Ote’a. She has been awarded several times as best dancer in various competitions. Moena began dancing at 5 years of age. She entered ahead of schedule into some prominent gatherings : O Tahiti E and Les Grands Ballets de Tahiti. Subsequent to 2008 she is the female pioneer of Tumata Robinson’s gathering Tahiti Ora. Her aesthetic exhibitions permitted her to advance tahitian dance in universal visits conveying her to Japan, Australia, New-Caledonia, France, Europe, Canada, Hawaii and the US. She has made a ton of choreographies for Tahiti Ora with “The Legend of Marukoa” at the Heiva i Tahiti 2011 and “Pifa’o or the Malediction” at the Heiva 2014, both shows recompensed by the Prize Madeleine Moua in the Hura Tau classification. Moena additionally won the Best Female Dancer Prize at the Heiva i Tahiti 2011.