First Army event includes moves, music, bit of fire

By Phil Manson, First Army PAOMay 21, 2009

Nellie Torres wears an ornate seashell and feather Tahitian "Otea" headdress.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Nellie Torres wears an ornate seashell and feather Tahitian "Otea" headdress. (Photo Credit: Phil Manson, First Army PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Faleni Mageo decides to have a hot meal for lunch.  Mageo was performing with "The Magical Fires of Polynesia Dancers" during First Army's Asian-Pacific heritage celebration May 8 at Fort Gillem.    The dance troupe has entertained First Army personnel for the past three years as part of First Army's Asian-Pacific heritage celebration.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Faleni Mageo decides to have a hot meal for lunch. Mageo was performing with "The Magical Fires of Polynesia Dancers" during First Army's Asian-Pacific heritage celebration May 8 at Fort Gillem. The dance troupe has entertained First Army personnel for the past three years as part of First Army's Asian-Pacific heritage celebration. (Photo Credit: Phil Manson, First Army PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Semeatu, left, blows a conch shell as Torres, dressed in a traditional Tahitian "Otea" costume, performs a Polynesian dance.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Semeatu, left, blows a conch shell as Torres, dressed in a traditional Tahitian "Otea" costume, performs a Polynesian dance. (Photo Credit: Phil Manson, First Army PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Dressed in traditional Samoan garb, Mageo, front, Reuben Torres, center, and Chris Semeatu get the crowd fired up.
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Lillian Hula Mageo, left, and Torres perform a traditional New Zealand "Poi Ball" dance. As explained by hostess Lehua Kalili, the dance involves rhythmic movements while swinging the poi balls in various figure 8s and arm crosses, as shown.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lillian Hula Mageo, left, and Torres perform a traditional New Zealand "Poi Ball" dance. As explained by hostess Lehua Kalili, the dance involves rhythmic movements while swinging the poi balls in various figure 8s and arm crosses, as shown. (Photo Credit: Phil Manson, First Army PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL