‘Ike Hana I
Saturday, August 3, 2019
‘Ike Hana I Pre-Show Talk
6:45pm | Join us on the Kennedy Theatre Lawn for a pre-show chat.
‘Ike Hana I
7:30pm | The first of two finale concerts featuring our resident guest artists: ASK Dance Company (Malaysia), Dancers of Damelahamid (British Columbia), and Hālau Hula Ka No‘eau (Honolulu).
ASK Dance Company
A professional, award-winning dance collective from Malaysia built upon the philosophy “that to be alive, one must continuously learn, and thus be unafraid to ASK pertinent questions.” Incorporating traditional and contemporary genres of dance, ASK features outstanding dancers and choreographers and strives to play a significant role in bridging innumerable boundaries and breaking glass ceilings nationally and internationally.
Dancers of Damelahamid
An Indigenous dance company from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia celebrating the diversity and depth of the many beautiful Indigenous cultures across Canada. Through dramatic dance, captivating narrative, intricately carved masks, and elaborate regalia the Dancers of Damelahamid transform time and space, bridging the ancient with a living tradition.
Hālau Hula Ka No‘eau
Hālau Hula Ka No‘eau, under the direction of Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang, is an award-winning hālau hula built on the philosophy that “the ‘Art of Hula’ expresses all we see, hear, smell, taste, touch, and feel.” Dedicated to performing traditional hula styles, particularly a style called hula ku‘i, Hālau Hula Ka No‘eau has been a driving force in promoting hula at an academic and artistic level with educational lectures, hula production, and performances in Hawai‘i and throughout North America and Asia.
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