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Ori Tahiti (Tahitian dance) Pre-Festival Dance Workshop by Kumu Kalena

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Ori Tahiti (Tahitian dance) Pre-Festival Dance Workshop by Kumu Kalena

September 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MST



Ori Tahitian dance lesson. The most energetic of all the Polynesian dances and widely known for very fast hip movements. (Remember the dancer during the Hawaii 5-0 theme song and credits.) Emphasis is on hip isolation. Instruction includes strength and stamina training. Learn the difference between Otea and Aparima.

Dress: A pareo or scarf for the hips, wear comfortable clothing. For girls and boys. All ages welcome!

Groupon discount available on Pre-Fest Events page.

About Kumu Kalena

Kalena has been dancing since childhood. She has choreographed original works and developed the dance company into an award-winning ensemble. Kalena teaches the following dances: Hawaiian (Ancient and Modern), Tahitian, Fijian, Tongan, Maori New Zealand, and Samoan. In addition to dance classes, she conducts Tahitian drumming and Samoan fire and knife dance seminars. Kumu Kalena is Artistic Director of Tropical Polynesian Productions and Festival Director for the West Valley Island Cultural Festival.



September 15, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MST
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West Valley Island Cultural Festival
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Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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