COVID-19 Safety Information

Pacific Island Dance, Music Planned

Pacific Island Dance, Music Planned

09/26/2017 

A true Polynesian performance creates a connection between dancers and audience members.

So say members of Mana Polynesia, a traditional and contemporary South Pacific dance and musical ensemble on their Facebook page.

Named “Mana,” which means “the spirit of Polynesia,” the group will offer an exciting repertoire of dances from Hawaii and other islands of the Polynesian triangle — including Tonga, Tahiti, Fiji and the Samoas — on Saturday, Oct. 7.

The event will start at 7 p.m. in the Corey Union Function Room.

Presented by the College’s Campus Artist and Lecture Series (CALS), admission to the concert is free for all students and pre-kindergarten age children. General admission is $10 with a senior citizen discount price of $8. Tickets may be obtained at Corey Union, Room 406 or at the door one hour prior to the performance.

Chief Koko Aiolupotea and Mana Polynesia perform Polynesian music and dance as a cultural expression. Their performances teach the audience about the culture, history and traditions of the islands of the Pacific Rim.

Performances by the group have included the Samoan fire knife, coconut demonstration, Maori fire poi balls, dance lessons, lei greeting, island serenaders, Polynesian tattoos (temporary), and traditional weapons display and demonstration.

Mana Polynesia has appeared at the Polynesian Culture Center, Hawaii’s No. 1 paid tourist attraction. Distinguished previous clients include The World Bank, the Pentagon, United Airlines and various universities.

The event is supported by the Auxiliary Services Corporation and the Cortland College Foundation. For more information, visit Mana Polynesia or CALS online.

Prepared by Communications Office writing intern Navita Ramprasad

 

 


More News

Fall athletics roundup

Fall athletics roundup

Learn about the highlights from the season and Cortland's all-conference honorees.


SUNY Cortland celebrates advice from former non-traditional students

SUNY Cortland celebrates advice from former non-traditional students

Faculty and staff members offered advice from their experience as non-traditional students.


Orchestra plans holiday concert

Orchestra plans holiday concert

The Dec. 7 concert “It’s About Time” explores a musical approach that’s worked through the ages.


International student photo contest winners selected

International student photo contest winners selected

Twenty students submitted photos for the annual contest organized by the university’s International Programs Office.


Campus planning interactive garden

Campus planning interactive garden

On Nov. 19, people discussed the forest ecosystem project to be built by spring.


Ceremony raised awareness about transgender violence

Ceremony raised awareness about transgender violence

The campus community held a Nov. 18 vigil outside Corey Union to mark 45 deaths nationwide.


Wishing the campus community a safe and happy Thanksgiving

Wishing the campus community a safe and happy Thanksgiving

President Bitterbaum offers a message of gratitude before the holiday.


President urges students to consider vaccine boosters

President urges students to consider vaccine boosters

The FDA has approved single booster doses for fully vaccinated individuals age 18 and older.


Non-traditional student overcame life’s obstacles

Non-traditional student overcame life’s obstacles

Mathew Adams survived a house fire and now is focused on earning a bachelor’s degree.  


Mother of three is university senior

Mother of three is university senior

Christina Wells tends three rambunctious boys before driving to campus.