Polynesian Paradise Dancers
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Venue Address (Get Directions)Gorilla Tango
Date and Time
Sunday, April 14th, 2013 at 6:00pm
The Polynesian Paradise Dancers will perform POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE, and enchanting show that will take you back on a vintage trip to the South Pacific. The year is 1959, and Hawaii has just joined the union. The new direct flights from the Mainland to the islands have opened up the Hawaiian experience to a whole new generation. This vibrant performance of exotic hula dancing and heart pounding drumbeats of the islands is truly an unforgettable 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.
“It’s always a great pleasure to share our love for the Polynesian culture with the community,” says Akemi Welsh, director and founder of the Polynesian Paradise Dancers.
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.