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Peak Moments in Three Tapati Rapanui Community Dance Numbers

Jul 13, 2020

These very crowded but well orchestrated community dance numbers were wonderful. And rotation allowed everyone some time at the front. I had a very lucky perspective for the evening represented here, and have a slew of images. Here I selected three, each representing an age group or category – although I have no notes as to which Tapati Queen candidate two of them were representing in the competition. The opening image includes Lucy, one of the three candidates – right front, so that one is evident. She would go on to win.

Below, the younger ladies take the stage:

And last, the young men really get into it:

Now added to page 9 of the Easter Island folio – HERE. Check that and page 8 out for all of the “new” Island images recently added…