Men and women perform a traditional dance in Tarawa. Kiribati is a nation of 33 coral atolls scattered about the equator, inhabited by about 77,000 people. It is a society with little in the way of painting or carving. In place of these, dance has become the receptacle for oral history, music, poetry, and movement. Dance relates the myths of creation and immigration, and the great battles of Kiribati history.