Oh Boy… It’s Poi!

The fabulous Jill Hofer from corporate paid The Watermark of Beverly Hills a visit and taught the residents and staff about one of her most beloved hobbies… poi. Poi is a special dance which derives from the Maori culture. It started with fire spinning and has developed throughout the world to include LED lights, flags, ribbons and more. Jill gave us a beautiful demonstration of this unique tradition.

Later, The Watermark had the opportunity to observe and learn a Haka. A Haka is a ceremonial dance performed by a group, with rapid movements and stomping of the feet to rhythmically shouted music. It is associated with battle preparations for male warriors. However, over time Haka has evolved into performances to welcome guests, or to acknowledge great achievements, funerals, or other occasions.

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