Hawaiian dancer in Canoe Pageant, Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC). Laie, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.
Hawaiian dancer in the Canoe Pageant, "Rainbows of Paradise." The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is a major theme park and living museum, in Laie on the northeast coast (Windward Side) of the island of Oahu, Hawaii, USA. The PCC first opened in 1963 as a way for students at the adjacent Church College of Hawaii (now Brigham Young University Hawaii) to earn money for their education and as a means to preserve and portray the cultures of the people of Polynesia. Performers demonstrate Polynesian arts and crafts within simulated tropical villages, covering Hawaii, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Fiji, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga and the Marquesas Islands. The Rapa Nui (Easter Island) exhibit features seven hand-carved moai (stone statues). The PCC is run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). For this photo’s licensing options, please inquire.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download