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Dwayne Johnson psyched up fans for the beautiful new “Moana” trailer by performing a tribal dance called the Samoan Slap, with help from two Hawaii locals. The performance took place via live stream on an epsiode of “Good Morning America”.
“The Rock” ripped off his shirt and doused himself in baby oil, before paying tribute to his Polynesian roots with the tribal dance. He shared a clip of the performance on Instagram, dropping a clue for the Thanksgiving world premiere of the film: “This dance has got my creative wheels spinnin’ now to do something very special, cool and historic for our red carpet world premiere of #Moana at Thanksgiving.”
Here in Hawaii and for our world premiere trailer of #Moana I wanted to do something cool for the fans on live TV (Good Morning America) and give the world as taste of our Polynesian culture. This is our "Fa'ataupati" also known as the Samoan Slap Dance. This is the short version for tv but you can feel it's power and mana. Shout to my boys @Ptevaga & @Arteec03 of #TihatiProductions for joining me at 3AM bringin' the energy to introduce our culture to the world. And for helping me wake up all the hotel guests😉 This dance has got my creative wheels spinnin' now to do something very special, cool and historic for our red carpet world premiere of #Moana at Thanksgiving. We'll see. That may require a lot more baby oil😂. #Moana #WorldPremiereTrailer #PolynesianCulture #FaaSamoa #TheJouneyBegins 🌊🎼🌺
Check out the breathtaking new trailer for Disney’s “Moana” below.