Orana Dance Group are dedicated to providing the ultimate Polynesian experience. The team is made up of people from all over the South Pacific, and be described as traditional with a contemporary flare.
Servicing Brisbane and Gold Coast, Orana's performances are designed to transport audiences to the beautiful islands of Polynesia, where they will experience the rich and vibrant culture through traditional song, dance and chants.
Orana Dance Group is passionate about keeping the culture alive, and their performances are a beautiful way to do just that. By sharing their cultural traditions and heritage with audiences far and wide, they're able to keep their traditions alive and instil a sense of pride and belonging in their community.
If you want to add something truly special to your next event, look no further than Orana Dance Group. With their stunning performances, engaging cultural education, and audience participation, they're simply unparalleled.
What ever your entertainment needs, quality assured, we can cater.
Orana Signature Show
Our signature show is an immersive and vibrant experience that goes for 20-30 minutes. The show is kicked off with the powerful sounds of live drums followed by our beautiful dancers performing in costume. All shows are inclusive of the crowd favourite 'around the world' (audience participation) as it provides an opportunity to get the guests involved to have a bit of fun. If you wish to personalise your event read below for some of the add ons we offer.
Personalise Your Event
SIVA AFI (FIRE)
Siva Afi (Fire Dancing)
Siva Afi (Fire Dancing) is a traditional Samoan performance art that involves the skilful handling of fire batons or flaming knives. The dancers move in a rhythmic and fluid manner while twirling, tossing, and catching the fire props. The performance is accompanied by the sound of drums and chanting, creating a mesmerizing and awe-inspiring spectacle.
Having Siva Afi fire dancing at your event can elevate the entertainment by adding a unique cultural experience for your guests. The performance is not only visually stunning, but it also showcases the richness and diversity of Samoan tradition. It creates a sense of excitement and anticipation as the audience watches in amazement at the skill and bravery of the performers. These elements make for a memorable and unforgettable experience that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.
Our traditional Cook Island welcoming is intended to honour special guests and make them feel welcomed and valued. To start the event off, one of our warriors sounds the shell and performs a pe'e followed by our dancers bringing in the guest performing to an action song. By including these elements in a traditional Cook Island welcoming, the event can become very special and create a sense of warmth and intimacy between hosts and guests. A traditional welcoming can create a powerful and memorable experience. Sharing stories can also help guests learn about the culture and feel more connected to the place and the people.
Our Cook Island drum ensemble consists of musicians who play different rhythms on a variety of drums. The ensemble is typically made up of four to six players, with each player using a different type of drum.
The sound of the drums is incredibly powerful and can instantly create a sense of energy and excitement in the audience. The rhythmic patterns and complex rhythms of Cook Island drumming can also be incredibly mesmerizing and can captivate an audience for long periods of time.
It is a unique and exotic form of entertainment that can help to set the event apart from others. Cook Island drumming is not a common form of entertainment in most parts of the world, which means that it can help to make an event more memorable. It is a unique and exotic form of entertainment that is not a common form of entertainment in most parts of the world, so expect an event more memorable and enjoyable for attendees.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What kind of Polynesian dances do you incorporate into your show?
A: Orana Dance Group specialises in 'Ura' which is from the is from the island of the Cook Islands. The group also incorporates Tahitian and Samoan..
Q: How long is the performance?
A: The length of the performance can vary based on the customer's preference, but typically, our performance lasts for 20-30 minutes.
Q: How much does it cost to book your Polynesian dance group?
A: The cost of booking our Orana dance group can vary depending on the number of performers, location, duration, and type of event. Please contact us to get a customized quote.
Q: Do you provide the music for the performance?
A: Yes, Orana predominately perform to live drums but we also use audio which we bring to the event. We require use of the sound system to play our music which we can facilitate with the Audio Team.
Q: Do you offer audience participation during the performance?
A: Yes, we can incorporate audience participation into our performance, including ura lessons or inviting audience members to dance onstage with us.
Q: Can you perform at outdoor events?
A: Yes, we can perform both indoor and outdoor events, but we require a flat and dry surface. Microphones, stands and sound system enhance the show but are not imperative.
Q: Is there a travel fee?
A: Only if the event is outside our service radius. We service a radium of 50km from our headquarters in Coomera, Gold Coast. If the event is further, a surcharge is added.
If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact us so we can assist.