Ballet Kari Kari
Ballet Kari Kari
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  • sbiriguda02
    Milan, Italy284 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed
    The show is incredible, with amazing dancers and players. We booked the option including a drink, which would gurantee us a reserved 2nd-row seat, but upon arrival we were upgraded to first row which is normally reserved to those also having dinner. Drink selection is a bit limited if you want to use your free drink card and it sucks that you cannot use it for local beer since it is slightly more expensive than other non-local beers. Since price difference is minimal, they should just allow you to get one as the included free drink. That said, if you want to experience this most interesting aspect of local culture and have some fun you shouldn't miss it during your stay in that magic island.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 September 2023
  • joesob
    100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun evening out
    we did the front row of the performance and the dinner prior to the show. had to admit that our dinners were quite delicious and worth the time and money. the show itself was quite well done, and very interesting. the live music and the dancing were very good and overall it was a great evening out.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 November 2023
  • Arthur M
    Nottingham, United Kingdom278 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible energy and great show
    Excellent. Hugely enthusiastic dancers with great energy and a fun show which we really enjoyed. We had the package with a meal which we took at a restaurant across the road. Lots of dishes and really great taste.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2024
  • Michelle B
    San Clemente, California56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely stunning show!
    What an incredibly authentic and interactive performance!! We are thrilled we chose this particular show to attend during our time on Rapa Nui. The dancers and musicians are amazing and truly engage the audience and have the best time performing! Our kids were enthralled the whole time and even got to go up on stage and dance! We loved it and will go see it again while we are here!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 April 2024
  • alani
    Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful culture
    We booked the show only as we had dinner earlier. We loved the energy here! Beautiful show & culture. A short film beforehand to explain Kari Kari and we loved that we were contributing to keep the group flourishing being Polynesians ourselves we know how important this is. Also secured a tattoo appointment with Mokomae while I was at the show! 10/10 recommend.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 April 2024
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alani
Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We booked the show only as we had dinner earlier. We loved the energy here! Beautiful show & culture. A short film beforehand to explain Kari Kari and we loved that we were contributing to keep the group flourishing being Polynesians ourselves we know how important this is. Also secured a tattoo appointment with Mokomae while I was at the show! 10/10 recommend.
Written 13 April 2024
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Michelle B
San Clemente, CA56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
What an incredibly authentic and interactive performance!! We are thrilled we chose this particular show to attend during our time on Rapa Nui. The dancers and musicians are amazing and truly engage the audience and have the best time performing! Our kids were enthralled the whole time and even got to go up on stage and dance! We loved it and will go see it again while we are here!
Written 4 April 2024
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JimRiesterer
Edina, MN5,903 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We attended the cultural Dane known as the Kari Kari “Ballet” which celebrates the art, music and dance of Rapa Nua (Easter Island) on a Wednesday night. Our hotel made our reservations (we booked -show only $30US po; there’s also a combo with a Polynesian dinner.

The theatre is small with room for around 250 people I’d guess with 4 rows of tightly packed hotel banquet chairs fronting the stage, and bleacher-style riser behind with around 6-7 tiers. The start seating around 7 even though the show doesn’t start until 8 (it lasts about an hour). There is little to no air circulation in this semi-open-air spot so it was very warm when we got there around 7:20. The hostess semi directs you to the seats and she fills them all in. Luckily we were in row 1 of bleachers so we could easily see above the folks seated on the floor in front of the stage.

The dancing is very exuberant with a costume change midway through. There was a live band and singers as accompaniment. It was great fun except for the temperatures. The 4 women and 8 men really worked up a sweat on stage. There were several times when they invited audience members to the stage also to participate.
Written 8 February 2024
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Arthur M
Nottingham, UK278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Excellent. Hugely enthusiastic dancers with great energy and a fun show which we really enjoyed.
We had the package with a meal which we took at a restaurant across the road. Lots of dishes and really great taste.
Written 21 January 2024
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Saleh S
Beirut, Lebanon44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
A beautiful show . Beautiful dances and dancers. People had fun and we danced with this beautiful team
A good idea for the pleasure of the eyes ❤️❤️
Written 12 December 2023
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joesob
nyc100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
we did the front row of the performance and the dinner prior to the show. had to admit that our dinners were quite delicious and worth the time and money. the show itself was quite well done, and very interesting. the live music and the dancing were very good and overall it was a great evening out.
Written 29 November 2023
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sbiriguda02
Milan, Italy284 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The show is incredible, with amazing dancers and players. We booked the option including a drink, which would gurantee us a reserved 2nd-row seat, but upon arrival we were upgraded to first row which is normally reserved to those also having dinner.
Drink selection is a bit limited if you want to use your free drink card and it sucks that you cannot use it for local beer since it is slightly more expensive than other non-local beers. Since price difference is minimal, they should just allow you to get one as the included free drink.
That said, if you want to experience this most interesting aspect of local culture and have some fun you shouldn't miss it during your stay in that magic island.
Written 1 September 2023
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littleneko
MI14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Great show. They are all such talented performers! It was wonderful to experience that part of their cultural expression. So lovely & I recommend seeing it!
Written 25 April 2023
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David M
111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
This show is fantastic, energetic and lots of fun. Brilliant drumming throughout and wonderful dancing with plenty of drama.
Get yourself down there folks; you owe it to yourselves.
Written 21 December 2022
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dmvk
Winthrop, MA31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Initially planned to go to see traditional dancing but learned about the efforts to preserve the cultural history and engage the next generations in the community traditions. Chose to do dinner/show combination and the dinner was fantastic. I had fish with mango sauce and my friend had tuna which was also great. Drink and desert were also included. The show was very entertaining, dancers were very good and engaged audience. Would recommend for dinner and show. Dinner started at 7p.
Written 4 March 2020
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