Friday, November 16, 2012
The international touring company known as The Polynesian Paradise Dancers will perform at the CSULB’S Gerald Daniel Recital Hall (6200 E. Atherton St., Long Beach, CA) on Saturday, December 15th, 2012.
Long Beach, CA – September 2012: The Polynesian Paradise Dancers will perform POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE an enchanting show that will take you back on a vintage trip to the South Pacific. This vibrant performance of exotic hula dancing and heart pounding drumbeats of the islands is truly an unforgettable show.
Come out and take a vacation with us to paradise. The Polynesian Paradise Dancers (PPD) are bringing Hawaii to you. This show is set during the summer of 1959 where you’ll be one of the first tourists to the islands and experience all Hawaii has to offer. Check into our Paradise Hotel, take your first surf lesson, enjoy a Mai Tai at the local Tiki bar and of course watch the beauty of an authentic hula show.
Established in 1993, Akemi Welsh started the Polynesian Paradise Dancers (PPD), a professional Polynesian entertainment company specializing in the traditional dances of music from the Polynesian Islands.
Over the years, the company has had the honor of sharing the culture with audiences all over. They have visited 31 states, and had 10 international tours including Abu Dhabi, China, Japan, Guam, and the Marshall Islands.
Past performances include a daily 5-week run of the “Lilo & Stitch Hawaiian Party” at the El Capitan Theatre (Hollywood, CA) and nightly 8-week run at the Pageant of the Masters (Laguna Beach, CA). PPD has also performed for the celebrity premieres of Disney’s animated feature Lilo & Stitch (first in Hollywood, CA then at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, TN), as well as Adam Sandler’s 50 First Dates in Westwood, CA. Polynesian Paradise Dancers can also be seen dancing in Adam Sandler’s movie Bedtime Stories, and television shows as Backyard Nation, Tuckerville, My Tacky Room and Wizards of Waverly Place. Other highlights include performances at the Playboy Mansion, Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Studios, the homes of celebrities such as Rob Zombie, former mayor of Los Angeles, Jim Hahn, and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.PPD aspires to entertain and broaden appreciation of the Polynesian dance, music and culture with others. For more information, check out http://www.polynesianparadise.net, http://www.facebook.com/polynesianparadisedancers or http://www.youtube.com/user/polyparadise