May 31, 2024
Jun 2, 2024

Dancers Unlimited: Hoʻoulu

Dancers Unlimited

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Dancers Unlimited is a bi-coastal company in NYC and Hawaiʻi. The company creates authentic moveMEANT narratives through community engagement, creative collaboration and social justice work.This summer marks its 10th year creating work with and for the NYC community.The weekʻs events include Hula workshops with Kumu Hula ʻAuliʻi Aweau from Oahuthat culminate in a hōʻike (sharing) at the Hoʻoulu Community Hula Performance.

The community performance features 4 Hula Hālau, 2 Pacific Islander dance companies, and a land acknowledgement blessing by Red Hawk NativeAmerican Council. DUʻs dancers will also be sharing its latest repertoire work, Edible Tales: Hoʻokupu <The Offering> on June 1st with two performances. Edible Tales is a culmination of a 3-year creative process that centers community engagement to explore cultural heritage, social justice and sustainability through food-related topics.

Performers include Te Ao Mana, Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima o Nūioka, Ka Pā Hula O Laʻakea, Kinding Sindaw, Halau Hula O Na Mele `Aina `O Hawai`i, Red Hawk Native American Council, and more.

Other event highlights include a film screening in partnership with Pacific Island Film Festival of NYC, and an open style battle honoring the companyʻs roots in the NYC street dance community. 

Photos by Mahina Choy-Ellis and Grant Hao-Wei Lin

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival


La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival continues to support La MaMa’s commitment to presenting diverse performance styles that challenge audience’s perception of dance by featuring performance/installations, experimental film screenings & public symposiums which address dance artists’ engagement with the current political climate, as well as honoring diasporic histories and legacy, ancestral inspirations and inter-generational dialogue.

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