Ariki's Luau Show presents a spectacular authentic Polynesian show with the finest professional entertainers to enhance your special event. The blowing of the conch shell sounds out our islands rhythms, colorful costumes adorn the happy people of the pacific islands as they share their captivating stories with you. Our lovely hula maidens will amaze you with their beauty and graceful movements. Our breathtaking Fire Knife dancer will do the Nifo oti, which lights the stage ablaze! Their vibrant songs and dances from across the vast oceans will assure all will enjoy a fabulous and exhilarating evening!
Price Range: $500.00 - $7000.00
Gig Length: 20 - 50 minutes
Insurance: $100,000 - Liability
What to Expect
Sit back and relax as our MC takes you on a 30 to 45 minutes journey through the pacific islands. Our beautiful hula dancers in their authentic attire are graceful as they demonstrate in agility, youth, and skill with their use of handmade implements throughout the numbers. Our hula dancer will invite people out of the audience to participate in learning a HULA, this is always so much fun for all the guest. The Nifo Oti-FIRE knife dance has been passed on for generations with added movements of strength, it is always a spectacular sight added to each event. Our seasoned professional musicians are an added highlight to serenade a huge event before and throughout dinner. Greet all your guest with flower lei, face or hand paint, lei making, Maori Poi Ball demonstration or take pictures with our cast. We can customize your show to fit your event, no show is to big or small or just pick one of our shows.
PLUMERIA Luau Show: 2 Wahines (females) and 1 Kane (male) dancer / Fire Knife dancer / MC
HIBISCUS Luau Show: 3 Wahines (females) and 1 Kane (male) dancer / Fire Knife dancer / MC
ORCHID Luau Show: 4 Wahines (females) and 2 Kane (male) dancer/ Fire Knife / MC
PIKAKE Luau Show: 2 to 5 dancers male and female with live Musicians
POLYNESIAN SPECTACULAR: 6 + Wahines (females) / 4 + Kanes (males) / Fire Knife dancer / MC
We offer a variety of shows at your request as diverse as "Kahiko- Ancient to Auana Contemporary, Hapa-Hawaiian English." Sweet mellow Hawaiian gospels, love songs, to fast upbeat music choice of the breath taking beautiful memorable sites throughout our islands.
The Benioni Ohana has over 40 years of entertainment experience, performing internationally throughout the Hawaiian Islands, U.S., Japan and the South Pacific. For TaituaAriki “Dad” being raised in Aitutaki, Cook Islands and New Zealand, drumming, strumming and singing are still daily evening events. Our director "Hinali’i" is a native Hawaiian, raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. At the age of three Hinali'i started dancing hula, went on to perform for the visitors of the Lurline Cruise Liner at the age of nine. Hinali'i has many wonderful memories being trainded by her Kumu’s Rose Joshua, Uncle Tommy Hiona, and George Holokai.
TaituaAriki and Hinali'i have choreographed shows and performed in Bali Hai in Sendai City, Hokaido, Japan, the "Hula Hut Dinner Show" with Al Makahinu, "Disney World Polynesian Revue" with Kaui Brandt, "Here is Hawaii" with Keola Beamer Dinner Show, "Columbia Artist Polynesian Spectacular Show", "Drums of the Pacific" at Duke Kahanamoku's with Falaniko's, "Tihati's", "Tavana's", "Hulu Lindsey's Polynesian Show" and the "Royal Lahaina Luau Show." Hinali'i was also a freelance solo entertainer with Aunty Genoa Keawe, Blosson Kunewa, Kekua Fernandes and Andy Cummings, lead dancer for the Hawaiian Airlines Promotional team throughout the U.S. and Internationally.
The list is endless as they have entertained in every venue for any celebration imaginalble, for many VIP'S within their private homes such as Eddie Brigatti with the Young Rascals, Tom Seleck, and Mr. Donald Trump, are just to name a few.
Additional Booking Notes
Must be able to set up Sound System at least 2 hours before show performance.
Depending on need for all guest to see performance, stage is something you might want to consider.
Venue has sufficient lighting for the event performance.
Set up 1 hour before performance, before performance by Ariki Benioni's Company.
A private green room (dressing room) or private area must be provided by host at venue for the performers very close to stage. This must be a clean safe area out of sight from the audience for costume changes.
The professional dancers should have an stage area where they will be able to perform without footwear that is at a comfortable temperature for their uncovered feet and swept for safety to walk quickly to and from dressing area. Grassy areas to dance on are acceptable if it is without thorns tree debris and must be free from ants.
Past Booked Events
|May 19, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|December 24, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Melekalikimaka Under the Stars|
Hawaiian, Cook Island, Maori, Tahitian songs.
Influences & Inspiration
Hawaiian Hilton Hula Maidens, Beverly Noah, Uncle Tommy Hiona, George Holokai, Rose Joshua with Majic Hula Studio, Polynesian Spectacular with Columbia Artist Soloist Lynn Benion, Marsha Hussey, Wilma Tambuya, Kelesie Ahyou, Keith Awai, Raymond Chase, Viki Holt Takamini, Kaui Brandt, Blossom Kunewa, and Alex Mapuhi, Tolo Fiso, Joe Vakalala, Joe Tambuya, Royal Hawaiian Luau with Hulu Lindsey and Kalani Pomaihealani.
Venue & Location Determining if your event will be indoor or outdoor may play a part in being able to have a fire knife dancer perform at your event. Consider where you will have us perform. A stage area large enough for the entertainers’ performance.
Electrical outlets for sound system.
Provide a dressing room for costume changes close to stage that will be out of audience sight. The professional dancers should have an area where they will be able to perform without footwear that is at a comfortable temperature for their uncovered feet a