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Richard Chesher

Noumea Entertainment Friends of the Moon

Escapade Island Resort, Noumea, New Caledonia

September 19, 2009, 8:30 PM

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© 2009 Richard Chesher, All Rights Reserved.

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Noumea Entertainment at l'Escapade Island Resort

The dancers of Te Avae Hao performing at l'Escapade Island Resort on Saturday the 19th of September. Te Aveae Hao means Friends of the Moon - appropriate for the weekend before the solstice.

These lovely New Caledonian girls trained at Studio 66, a dance school in Noumea headed by Priscilla Marty, the best dancer of Heiva Tahiti in 2000. I have to tell you that their performance to the thundering Tahitian drums really stimulated the appetites of the guests enjoying the seafood buffet. And for desert everyone had the opportunity to dance with the performers (and each other) until late at night.

I was really impressed with how much fun the performers had doing the show. Their joy seemed to fill them with unlimited energy - if you've ever watched Tahitian dancing you know what I mean. And then, when the performance was over, the music continued and the girls and the guests danced the night away.
Thanks to GLP Hotels Noumea. See more sphere images of New Caledonia on the Travel Guide to New Caledonia

Tourism photography in Vanuatu and New Caledonia

Equipment

Canon 5D with Canon 15mm fisheye lens and a Nodal Ninja 3 Mark II pan head with the D8 Rotator. Shooting RAW at ISO 1600 f2.8/1/25th of a second with fill flash and diffuser, everything set on manual. Processed with ACDSee Professional 3 and stitched with Autopano Giga 2(2) software.
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