San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Polynesian Paradise Dancers want to take you on a vacation to Hawaii.
This hula show entitled "Postcards from Paradise" is an enchanting show that will take you back on a nostagic vacation to the South Pacfic. This vibrant performance of exotic hula dancing and heart pounding drum beats of the islands is truly an unforgetable show.
This production is presented by the International touring company the Polynesian Paradise Dancers. This amazing group has toured throughout the world and is known for unique and exciting performances.
This hula show is filled with authentic costumes and beautiful dancers.
When & Where
The Polynesian Paradise Dancers
In 1993, Akemi Welsh started Polynesian Paradise (PPD), a professional Polynesian entertainment company specializing in the traditional dances and music of 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.
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 red carpet premieres of Adam Sandler’s 50 First Dates (Westwood, CA), and Disney’s animated feature Lilo & Stitch (first in Hollywood, CA then at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, TN) in which our company director was hired as a consultant for the project. Polynesian Paradise Dancers can also be seen dancing in Adam Sandler’s movie Bedtime Stories, and television shows as Glory Days, Backyard Nation, Tuckerville, MyTacky 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.
Postcards from Paradise Tour - New Mexico, Iowa, Wisconsin, Florida Spring 2014
Postcards from Paradise Tour - Arizona, Texas Fall 2013
Postcards from Paradise Tour - Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Wyoming Spring 2013
Pacific Rim Tour –Japan, Guam, Hawaii, Marshall Islands June 2007
Japan May 2007
Silver Dollar City - Branson, MO Apr – May 2007
Chengdu, China Jan 2012; May/Dec 2006
Guangzhou, China Oct 2006
Kunming, China Jan 2006
Wuhan, China Oct 2005
56 city tour in 18 states in the US Feb – Jun 2005
University of Wisconson, La Cross, WI Apr 2014
Weschester Community College, Dobbs Ferry, NY Apr 2013
Sheridan College, Sheridan, WY May 2012
Victor Valley College, CA May 2010
Delaware Tech “Starry Starry Night”, Dover, DE Apr 2009
Miracosta College, Oceanside, CA Apr 2009
Rio Hondo Community College, CA Sep 2008
California State University Fullerton, CA Aug 2010/2009; Sep 2008
University of California Riverside, CA Feb/Apr/Sep 2009; May 2008
University of Southern Carolina, Columbia, SC Sep 2008
Cal Poly Pomona University Theatre, Pomona, CA Dec 2008 – 2006
The Cell Theatre, Albuquerque, NM Mar 2014
Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA Mar 2014, Apr 2013
Whittier Center Theatre, CA Dec 2013
Freneticore Dance Theatre, Houston, TX Oct 2013
Red Barn Theatre, Tucson, AZ Apr/Oct 2013
Sovereign Majestic, Pottsville, PA Apr 2013
The Den Theatre, Chicago, IL Apr 2013
Gorilla Tango, Skokie, IL Apr 2013
Bug Theatre, Denver, CO Apr 2013
Playhouse on the Park, Phoenix, AZ Oct 2013
ARTCORE, INC, Casper, WY May 2013
Wiltern Theatre, Live Nation, Los Angeles, CA Dec 2012
ARTCORE, INC, Casper, WY Apr 2012
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA Jul 2013/2012; Jun 2011
Downey Theatre, Downey, CA Dec 2010
“Memories” Concert, Carpenter Center, Long Beach, CA Sep 2008
Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA Aug 2007–2013
Vic Lopez Auditorium, Whittier, CA Dec 2011/2009
Bellflower Civic Auditorium, Bellflower, CA Dec 2005
Pageant of The Masters “Seasons”, Laguna Beach, CA 5 weeks
“Lilo & Stitch”, El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, CA 2 months
Silver Dollar City World Festival, Branson, MO 4 weeks