Music

ʻOhana Month

Kalani Staff & Volunteers

Celebrate ʻOhana Month with us this August-September 2013, as we give thanks to our dedicated volunteers with a special roster of fun-filled adventures and activities!

If you have been considering returning to Kalani as a volunteer, or if you are considering volunteering at Kalani for the first time, ʻOhana Month is the perfect time to do it!

'Ohana Month:

About the Facilitator(s)

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Please visit our Volunteer Page to apply and view more info.

In-Depth: An Intermediate Hoopdance Experience

Shakti Sunfire and Luna Breeze

January 20, 2013 - January 27, 2013

In-Depth: An Intermediate Hoopdance Experience with Shakti Sunfire and Luna Breeze. Big Island Hawaii January 20-27, 2013.

Join us for this week-long hoopdance experience to blast through old, stuck movement patterns and stock up on new tricks and technique at Kalani.  Think of it Like Hoopdance Bootcamp...in Paradise!

About the Facilitator(s)

Shakti Sunfire is a vibrant and passionate teacher of hoop dance and yoga. Now a resident of San Francisco, she draws on her own experiences and her heavy participation in the community to encourage unfettered self-expression centered in the heart. Her message is one of radical self acceptance. She teaches and performs internationally.

www.shaktisunfire.com

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna. Also includes group yoga classes, hoop classes, drumming classes, dance parties, vision board materials and more.

Non-refundable deposit $600 to hold your space. Remainder due Oct 1st.

Please send Money Order or Check to:

Shakti Sunfire

546 Fillmore St.

San Francisco, CA 94117

Or pay online via paypal with a credit card.

Lodge room shared bath triple $1290

Lodge room private bath triple (only 3 spots available) $1290

Early Bird Rates - Save $200 off the below prices if you pay in full before SEPT 1.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage n/a n/a
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 2030 $ 2765
6 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room $ 1750 $ 2205
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1750 $ 2205
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1500 $ 1850
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1400 $ 1650
1 - Campsite n/a $ 1100

Prices subject to change without notice.

Puna Music Festival 2012

May 19, 2012 - May 28, 2012

Hawaii Music Festival LogoCome celebrate Puna and enjoy local music at the Puna Music Festival, presented by KAPA FM, home of Hawai`i's music. With four major concerts and a schedule full of workshops and special gatherings, this ten-day community event is sure to be fun for all ages. 

Concerts:

About the Facilitator(s)

Contacts

To Register:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

For More Information:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Special package rates are available for the Hawaii Yoga Festival - a tremendous value!

Included: Accommodation in a lodge room with private bathroom, all meals at Kalani, use of Kalani facilities, regular classes (over 50 per week), and special events.

Not Included: Airport transfers, and flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.)

Weekend Package (3 Nights): 
$495 per person, double occupancy ($675 single)

7 day / 6 night Package (One workshop included):
$990 per person, double occupancy ($1350 single)

Full Festival Package (9 Nights - Two workshops and a complimentary wellness treatment included): 
$1395 per person, double occupancy ($1995 single)

Very limited number of room upgrades are available. Inquire for details.

Music Workshops and Intensives:
$150 for three mornings or afternoons / $90 kamaaina.

Kalani Performing Arts Festival - Performer Intensive

Yannis Adoniou, Blue Star Octave, Kenny Elliot, Joule L`adara, Wainani Leialoha Makuakane Hansen, Wailana Simcock, Andrea Torres

3rd Annual Kalani Performing Arts Festival
Performer Intensive

Kalani Performing Arts Festival HawaiiAwaken your creative potential in this 7 day performance workshop and festival.  Participants from all levels, beginners and professionals alike, are welcomed to KPAF who have a passion and interest in the performing arts.

About the Facilitator(s)

Yannis Adoniou and KUNST-STOFF Dance Company, Modern Dance

In 1998 Yannis Adoniou founded the critically acclaimed dance company, KUNST-STOFF with longtime collaborator Tomi Paasonen to explore the intersection of multiple art forms and aesthetics, employing dance as the central medium. With KUNST-STOFF dance company, his works have toured throughout the USA and internationally with critical acclaim. Since 2010 Adoniou, runs the performing and visual arts space KUNST-STOFF arts, located in down town San Francisco, California USA, where he teaches, curates and creates works for KUNST-STOFF dance company.

www.kunst-stoff.org

Raj Olson & Blue Star Octave, Music

Raj Olson, always looking for something artistically unique and original, is a multimedia artist residing in the Puna District on Hawaii Island. Trained in classical guitar technique in Singapore, West African percussion in Hawaii and influenced by his East Indian background Raj has a unique style of guitar and composition. At 18 years old in Colorado Raj released "Selected Guitar Sequences" an album combining classical style guitar with alternate tunings. At 19 years old he met critically acclaimed writer/theatre director Kate Veihl and with a Federal grant they formed a very successful percussion group to work with rehabilitating senior citizens through music. After moving to Hawaii in 2001 Raj and Kate Veihl formed Stargate Academy of Performing Arts in which Raj has starred, played music, and written for most of their original acclaimed productions. In 2009 while starring and writing the score for the esoteric play "Conference of the Birds" he got to train with Hawaii's amazing choreographer Wailana Simcock. Raj has since worked with Wailana's dance company "Wai Company" as a musician. Currently Raj is playing and writing music with the unique band "Blue Star Octave" a fusion gypsy rock and roll dance band that plays around the Big Island.

Kenny Elliott, Acting

Since his beginnings, Elliott has had the privilege and opportunity to perform on many stages across the U.S., including Disney's RedCat Theatre, Stages Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. As a co-star on television, he has made appearances on Lost, Cold Case, Strong Medicine and the Wayan's.  He has travelled the U.S. with the national tour of The Exonerated, where he originated the role of Robert Hayes, in which the Los Angeles Times claimed the production, "...a riveting Actorsʻ Gang staging examining capital punishment and the justice system in chilling terms." He also originated the role of Ned in Batboy, the Musical, which eventually went to Broadway.

Ken traveled to the Island of Hawaiʻi in 2005 to assist longtime friend Jason Scott Lee, in inaugurating his Ulua Theatre, in Lanford Wilson's play, Burn This, in the role of Larry, which consequently sold out for three weeks.

He is also Artistic Director and co-founder of GASP Theatre Company with which he directed and produced, "Tape" at the East Hawaii Cultural Center (2009), and "The Laramie Project - 10 Years Later" (2010) at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.  He is also slated to direct UH Hilo's Fall 2012 production of August Wilson's play, "Joe Turners Come and Gone" at the Performing Arts Center. In 2009, he enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and this summer earns his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and a Certificate in Elementary Education.

Ken's membership in Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actor's Equity Association, combined with his professional training and experience over the past 25 years, has prepared him to share his knowledge of exploring the "Power of the Voice" through the heightened emotional states of Happiness, Sadness, Fear and Anger.

Joule L`adara, Voice

Joule L’adara MFA, is a classically trained vocalist whose music integrates western and eastern spiritual traditions utilizing extended vocal techniques. She is a Sound Healing and Reiki practitioner, holding a Masters in Multi-Focus Vocal Performance, a BFA in Acting, and a Diploma in Audio Engineering. She has sung in Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, and professional musical theatre and opera companies in the United States and in Europe, as well as performing her original music worldwide. As the founder of Sounding Circles LLC, she joyously leads workshops and retreats throughout the US featuring group improvisational vocal methods designed to bring about emotional release and promote the idea of community building through group resonance. Joule is the host of Sounding Circles Radio, a bi-monthly show airing on the Contact Talk Radio Network, featuring interviews with leading edge sound healing practitioners and conscious musicians. Her Sounding Circles Intensive will take place for the third year at Kalani Oceanside Retreat in July 2012.

http://www.soundingcircles.com

Wainani Leialoha Makuakane Hansen, Hula

Wainani was Maui born and raised in Kailua, O`ahu.  Her first kaholo began when she was 5 years old and she has been dancing hula ever since.  She has had the honor of studying with amazing Kumu Hula – Karen Aiu, Holoua Stender, Randy Fong, Wayne Chang, and Kaleo Trinidad.  Her passion for dancing led her to study many other forms of dance and movement – ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, ballroom, tap, pilates, yoga, GYROTONIC ® and aerial dancing; but her roots and true love will always be hula.

Wailana Simcock, Artistic Director

Born in Angeles City, Philippines to a Filipina mother and Kiwi father, Wailana was raised on O'ahu from age five. His multi-cultural identity and immigrant status has critically influenced his dance and art. In 1995, he became principal dancer for the award winning modern dance company Pearl Ubungen Dancers and Musicians (PUDM) of San Francisco, traveling with them to New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Philippines. While in the San Francisco Bay Area, he had the opportunity to work and study with such innovators as: Steamroller, Kunstoff, Terry Sendgraff, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Joe Goode, and Barbra Dilley of Naropa University. Through his full time work with PUDM, he also became Artist Teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District teaching creative movement to children and later for the Hawaii Public School System upon his return in 2000. He then joined and performed with Iona Dance Theater, Tau Dance Theater and the pre-eminent aerial dance troupe, Samadhi Hawai‘i. Wailana graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo in 2006 with a Liberal Arts degree he penned, “Culture and Performance in Contemporary Hawai’i”--bridging Hawaiian Studies with the Performing Arts. In June of 2007, he joined the ground breaking production of ‘Ulalena by ARRA Montreal in Lāhaina, Maui. In 2008, he was part of the original cast of Waikiki Nei, the sister show to 'Ulalena. Through his studies, he has been using the Hawaiian language exclusively to teach creative movement. He has taught at the Hawaiian Immersion Ka ‘Umeke Kāʽeo and now at Nāwahīokalaniʽopuʽu. Since 2001, he has taught aerial dance, modern dance, yoga, Hawaiian studies and language classes at Kalani Honua in Kalapana where he currently lives. He has choreographed for the Puna Men’s Chorus, Stargate Theater, Samadhi Hawai‘i and has created solo and group works. In January 2011, Wailana founded his own performing arts group Wai Company with mission to inspire and educate dance theater me nā mea Hawaiʽi through classes and performances. He is also the Artistic Director of the annual Kalani Performing Arts Festival.

Andrea Torres, Aerial Dance

Brazil born, dancer & yogi Andrea Torres is the Founder and Director of Hawai‘i’s only Aerial Company SAMADHI HAWAII. Andrea is the original aerialist/acrobatas Hina, the moon goddess, in the critically acclaimed 'Ulalena production at the Maui Theatre in Lāhaina by ARRA Montreal. Torres is a recipient of the Choreography Award by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Her aerial work has appeared with Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre, Tau Dance Theatre, Sonny Ching's Hālau Nā Mamo o Pu'uanahulu in Hawai‘i and Japan, I Ka Wā Kahiko-Haleakalā Productions, Honua'ula Lūau at Maui Marriott Wailea, Nohelani Cipryano “Nostalgic Hawai‘i” Show at Hale Koa Hotel, Art Spree at TCM, Bank of Hawai‘i’s family Sunday at The Art Academy, Live from the Lawn at Hawai‘i State Art Museum, Youth Fair at The State Capitol, Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, Raiatea Helm at The Hawai‘i Theatre and in collaboration with Hawaiian musician Makana and Grammy nominee Jeff Peterson.

Contacts

To Register:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

For More Information:

Wailana Simcock
Phone: 
808-965-0468 x108

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Included: Accommodation in a lodge room with private bathroom, all meals at Kalani, use of Kalani facilities, regular classes (over 50 per week), airport transfers, and all feature dinners and evening events.

Not Included: Flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.)

Performer Intensive Package (8 nights):

$1212 triple - shared bath

$1495 double - private bath

$1895 single - private bath

$1175 camping - shared bath

All packages are priced per person and include tuition.

A very limited number of room upgrades are available. Inquire for details.

Kama'aina tuition is available at $350, and does not include meals or lodging. $25 daily & $50 weekly pool/spa passes will also be available.

Ecstatic Dance & Movement Retreat

Multiple Artists

December 9, 2013 - December 15, 2013

ecstatic dance 2013

The 2nd Annual Ecstatic Dance & Movement Retreat is a week long intensive designed to awaken the spirit and open the heart through various forms of movement and dance practices accompanied by groundbreaking, cutting edge music. We have world-class facilitators and DJs guaranteed to deliver a once in a lifetime experience.

About the Facilitator(s)

Music Facilitation by:

Craig Kohland/ Shamans Dream

Bluetech

David Satori (Beats Antique/Dirtwire)

Amani Friend/ Desert Dwellers

Sasha Rose

Sol Rising

Sharu

Oliver Balint

eYe rY (Ryan Herr/Yum Sessions)

Jesse Hendricks

Opulence

Movement Facilitation by:

Dancing Freedom - Samantha Sweetwater

Contact Improv - Karl Frost

5 Rhythms & Watsu - Davida Taurek

Acro/ Partner Yoga & Chi Kung - Tyler Blank

Yoga & Kirtan - Sita Devi

Sacred Sexuality - Eva Clay

Dance the World - Jaycee Gossett

African Dance - Michal Anna Carrillo

Aerial Arts - Lucy Braham

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Camping $1,050.00  (Bring your own tent and sleeping gear.  A wooden platform and tarp is provided for the first five campers who register.)

Triple Occupancy- Lodge Shared Bath  $1,100.00 per person

Triple Occupancy- Lodge Private Bath  $1,200.00 per person

Triple Occupancy - Tropical Cottage w/private bath  $1300.00 per person

Double Occupancy -Lodge Shared Bath $1,215.00 per person

Double occupancy -Lodge Private Bath  $1,250.00 per person

Stay Offsite - $650.00  (Food & Lodging NOT INCLUDED)

Kama'aina Offsite - $350.00  (Local Big Island Residents ONLY.  Must have Big Island valid identification.  Includes all events and workshops.  Does NOT include food or lodging.) 


Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage n/a n/a
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1550 $ 2150
6 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room $ 1500 n/a
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1300 n/a
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1300 $ 1500
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1200 $ 1300
1 - Campsite $ 1050 $ 1050

Prices subject to change without notice.

Singing with Courage

Jon Arterton

January 15, 2013 - January 20, 2013

"I'm discovering that lots of people were told not to sing as children - can you imagine?! I'm sure many of them heard far more than "Don't Sing"; they heard "Don't Speak. Don't really be." Singing is a very scary experience for many of us - it's so fraught with opportunities to make a fool of oneself. For those of us who were encouraged to sing as children, singing has always been magical haven, and yet a bit of a mystery.

About the Facilitator(s)

JON ARTERTON began his musical journey as a choirboy at Washington's National Cathedral. He was twice a Tanglewood Vocal Fellow at the Berkshire Music Festival, and holds a Master's Degree in Choral Conducting from The New England Conservatory of Music. He also holds an MFA in Acting from Smith College, and has performed in hundreds of plays and musicals, including one night on Broadway in The Utter Glory of Morissey Hall. He was the founder and musical arranger of The Flirtations, the proudly gay a cappella group seen on HBO and in the film Philadelphia. He conducts The Outer Cape Chorale, a 140-voice community chorus in Provincetown, Massachusetts he began in 2002. He also serves as the Director of Music at The U.U. Meeting House in Provincetown and gives periodic Singing Workshops. He recently took fifth place in a national online competition to collaborate with cellist Yo-Yo Ma in a performance of Dona Nobis Pacem. He and his husband James Mack have recently released their first CD together entitled Legally Married … and the sky didn’t fall!

Contacts

To Register:

Dennis Dehler
Phone: 
(808) 965-0468 x122

For More Information:

Jon Arterton
Phone: 
(508) 487-0477

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage n/a n/a
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1250 $ 1775
6 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room $ 1050 $ 1375
4 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 875 $ 1175
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) n/a n/a
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

Price for Children (ages 3-12) is $350.00 and the price for local community is $350 (does not include meals).

Kalani requires a $200 deposit to hold a space in the program once you register. The remaining balance will be due upon arrival. $50 cancellation fee.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Kalani Performing Arts Festival - Huliau 2012: The Turning Point

Yannis Adoniou, Blue Star Octave, Kenny Elliot, Joule L`adara, Wainani Leialoha Makuakane Hansen, Wailana Simcock, Andrea Torres

3rd Annual Kalani Performing Arts Festival

Kalani Performing Arts Festival HawaiiThe Kalani Performing Arts Festival is heralded by local artists and media as one of the most innovative collaborations in the state. This year's theme is Huliau 2012: The Turning Point. 2012 is a riveting time in the world, exciting times for art and expression. Huliau means the turning point. Time of Change.

About the Facilitator(s)

Yannis Adoniou and KUNST-STOFF Dance Company, Modern Dance

In 1998 Yannis Adoniou founded the critically acclaimed dance company, KUNST-STOFF with longtime collaborator Tomi Paasonen to explore the intersection of multiple art forms and aesthetics, employing dance as the central medium. With KUNST-STOFF dance company, his works have toured throughout the USA and internationally with critical acclaim. Since 2010 Adoniou, runs the performing and visual arts space KUNST-STOFF arts, located in down town San Francisco, California USA, where he teaches, curates and creates works for KUNST-STOFF dance company.

www.kunst-stoff.org

Raj Olson & Blue Star Octave, Music

Raj Olson, always looking for something artistically unique and original, is a multimedia artist residing in the Puna District on Hawaii Island. Trained in classical guitar technique in Singapore, West African percussion in Hawaii and influenced by his East Indian background Raj has a unique style of guitar and composition. At 18 years old in Colorado Raj released "Selected Guitar Sequences" an album combining classical style guitar with alternate tunings. At 19 years old he met critically acclaimed writer/theatre director Kate Veihl and with a Federal grant they formed a very successful percussion group to work with rehabilitating senior citizens through music. After moving to Hawaii in 2001 Raj and Kate Veihl formed Stargate Academy of Performing Arts in which Raj has starred, played music, and written for most of their original acclaimed productions. In 2009 while starring and writing the score for the esoteric play "Conference of the Birds" he got to train with Hawaii's amazing choreographer Wailana Simcock. Raj has since worked with Wailana's dance company "Wai Company" as a musician. Currently Raj is playing and writing music with the unique band "Blue Star Octave" a fusion gypsy rock and roll dance band that plays around the Big Island.

Kenny Elliott, Acting

Since his beginnings, Elliott has had the privilege and opportunity to perform on many stages across the U.S., including Disney's RedCat Theatre, Stages Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. As a co-star on television, he has made appearances on Lost, Cold Case, Strong Medicine and the Wayan's.  He has travelled the U.S. with the national tour of The Exonerated, where he originated the role of Robert Hayes, in which the Los Angeles Times claimed the production, "...a riveting Actorsʻ Gang staging examining capital punishment and the justice system in chilling terms." He also originated the role of Ned in Batboy, the Musical, which eventually went to Broadway.

Ken traveled to the Island of Hawaiʻi in 2005 to assist longtime friend Jason Scott Lee, in inaugurating his Ulua Theatre, in Lanford Wilson's play, Burn This, in the role of Larry, which consequently sold out for three weeks.

He is also Artistic Director and co-founder of GASP Theatre Company with which he directed and produced, "Tape" at the East Hawaii Cultural Center (2009), and "The Laramie Project - 10 Years Later" (2010) at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.  He is also slated to direct UH Hilo's Fall 2012 production of August Wilson's play, "Joe Turners Come and Gone" at the Performing Arts Center. In 2009, he enrolled at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and this summer earns his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and a Certificate in Elementary Education.

Ken's membership in Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actor's Equity Association, combined with his professional training and experience over the past 25 years, has prepared him to share his knowledge of exploring the "Power of the Voice" through the heightened emotional states of Happiness, Sadness, Fear and Anger.

Joule L`adara, Voice

Joule L’adara MFA, is a classically trained vocalist whose music integrates western and eastern spiritual traditions utilizing extended vocal techniques. She is a Sound Healing and Reiki practitioner, holding a Masters in Multi-Focus Vocal Performance, a BFA in Acting, and a Diploma in Audio Engineering. She has sung in Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, and professional musical theatre and opera companies in the United States and in Europe, as well as performing her original music worldwide. As the founder of Sounding Circles LLC, she joyously leads workshops and retreats throughout the US featuring group improvisational vocal methods designed to bring about emotional release and promote the idea of community building through group resonance. Joule is the host of Sounding Circles Radio, a bi-monthly show airing on the Contact Talk Radio Network, featuring interviews with leading edge sound healing practitioners and conscious musicians. Her Sounding Circles Intensive will take place for the third year at Kalani Oceanside Retreat in July 2012.

http://www.soundingcircles.com

Wainani Leialoha Makuakane Hansen, Hula

Wainani was Maui born and raised in Kailua, O`ahu.  Her first kaholo began when she was 5 years old and she has been dancing hula ever since.  She has had the honor of studying with amazing Kumu Hula – Karen Aiu, Holoua Stender, Randy Fong, Wayne Chang, and Kaleo Trinidad.  Her passion for dancing led her to study many other forms of dance and movement – ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, ballroom, tap, pilates, yoga, GYROTONIC ® and aerial dancing; but her roots and true love will always be hula.

Wailana Simcock, Artistic Director

Born in Angeles City, Philippines to a Filipina mother and Kiwi father, Wailana was raised on O'ahu from age five. His multi-cultural identity and immigrant status has critically influenced his dance and art. In 1995, he became principal dancer for the award winning modern dance company Pearl Ubungen Dancers and Musicians (PUDM) of San Francisco, traveling with them to New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Philippines. While in the San Francisco Bay Area, he had the opportunity to work and study with such innovators as: Steamroller, Kunstoff, Terry Sendgraff, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Joe Goode, and Barbra Dilley of Naropa University. Through his full time work with PUDM, he also became Artist Teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District teaching creative movement to children and later for the Hawaii Public School System upon his return in 2000. He then joined and performed with Iona Dance Theater, Tau Dance Theater and the pre-eminent aerial dance troupe, Samadhi Hawai‘i. Wailana graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo in 2006 with a Liberal Arts degree he penned, “Culture and Performance in Contemporary Hawai’i”--bridging Hawaiian Studies with the Performing Arts. In June of 2007, he joined the ground breaking production of ‘Ulalena by ARRA Montreal in Lāhaina, Maui. In 2008, he was part of the original cast of Waikiki Nei, the sister show to 'Ulalena. Through his studies, he has been using the Hawaiian language exclusively to teach creative movement. He has taught at the Hawaiian Immersion Ka ‘Umeke Kāʽeo and now at Nāwahīokalaniʽopuʽu. Since 2001, he has taught aerial dance, modern dance, yoga, Hawaiian studies and language classes at Kalani Honua in Kalapana where he currently lives. He has choreographed for the Puna Men’s Chorus, Stargate Theater, Samadhi Hawai‘i and has created solo and group works. In January 2011, Wailana founded his own performing arts group Wai Company with mission to inspire and educate dance theater me nā mea Hawaiʽi through classes and performances. He is also the Artistic Director of the annual Kalani Performing Arts Festival.

Andrea Torres, Aerial Dance

Brazil born, dancer & yogi Andrea Torres is the Founder and Director of Hawai‘i’s only Aerial Company SAMADHI HAWAII. Andrea is the original aerialist/acrobatas Hina, the moon goddess, in the critically acclaimed 'Ulalena production at the Maui Theatre in Lāhaina by ARRA Montreal. Torres is a recipient of the Choreography Award by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Her aerial work has appeared with Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre, Tau Dance Theatre, Sonny Ching's Hālau Nā Mamo o Pu'uanahulu in Hawai‘i and Japan, I Ka Wā Kahiko-Haleakalā Productions, Honua'ula Lūau at Maui Marriott Wailea, Nohelani Cipryano “Nostalgic Hawai‘i” Show at Hale Koa Hotel, Art Spree at TCM, Bank of Hawai‘i’s family Sunday at The Art Academy, Live from the Lawn at Hawai‘i State Art Museum, Youth Fair at The State Capitol, Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards, Raiatea Helm at The Hawai‘i Theatre and in collaboration with Hawaiian musician Makana and Grammy nominee Jeff Peterson.

Contacts

To Register:

Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone: 
(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone: 
(808) 965-7828 (front desk)

For More Information:

Wailana Simcock
Phone: 
808-965-0468 x108

Workshop Fees

Kalani is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity. Your stay here supports our educational mission, preservation of ancient Hawaiian cultural sites, and the development of a model sustainable community.

Special package rates are available for the Kalani Performing Arts Festival - a tremendous value!

Included: Accommodation in a lodge room with private bathroom, all meals at Kalani, use of Kalani facilities, regular classes (over 50 per week), and all feature dinners and evening events.

Not Included: Airport transfers, performer immersion tuition, and flights to/from Hilo airport (ITO.)

Weekend Package (3 Nights): 
$495 per person, double occupancy ($675 single)

7 day / 6 night Package (Complimentary wellness treatment included):
$990 per person, double occupancy ($1350 single)

Extended Stay Package (Two complimentary wellness treatments included): 
$1395 per person, double occupancy ($1995 single)

A very limited number of room upgrades are available. Inquire for details.

Performer Intensive:
$500 tuition per person ($350 kama'aina). For more details about the Performer Immersion, click here.

Big Island Music and Adventure Retreat 2014

Anne Weiss, Connie Cohen, Eric von Beck

February 2, 2014 - February 8, 2014

Big Island Music and Adventure Retreat

About the Facilitator(s)

Anne Weiss (guitar, voice, theory, adventure) has been performing and teaching internationally for over 25 years. Known for her enormous bluesy voice, great musicianship, and community building, she has appeared with everyone from Joan Baez to Taj Mahal and has taught workshops from Hawaii to Vermont.

Connie Cohen (ukulele, travel sketching) is a creative musician, songwriter, teacher, and award winning watercolorist. Her unique blend of talent and insight, and her ability to communicate with passion and fun have made her a favorite at festivals, coffee houses and special events across the nation.

Contacts

To Register:

Catherine May
Phone: 
808 965-0468 x120
Email: 
cat@kalani.com

For More Information:

Anne Weiss
Phone: 
503-232-1720
Email: 
likapika@aol.com

Workshop Fees

Workshop Price: Includes all classes, activities, gorgeous lodging, pool, sauna, and hot tub and includes organic meals! Plane ticket separate.  Triple occupancy options are also available depending on your budget. Local residents (staying off site): $90/day.

Family and friends are welcome too—as workshop participants or as co-vacationers!

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage n/a n/a
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage n/a n/a
6 - Tropical Loft $ 1635 n/a
5 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
4 - Bungalow Room n/a n/a
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1585 n/a
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1329 n/a
1 - Campsite n/a n/a

Reserve Your Spot in the Workshop!

Triple Occupancy / Shared Bath available for $1269 each

Wassa Dances with Aloha #12

Lara McIntosh and Marla Simms

Wassa Dance Logo

About the Facilitator(s)

LARA MCINTOSH believes that anyone who moves is already a dancer. She has danced all her life. As a performer, teacher, and choreographer,

Lara explores rhythm, spirit, craft, and community to unlock the movement potential in others. An active member of the Seattle drum-and-dance communities for many years, her Afro-infused dance style is inspired by travels to Brazil and Mali, West Africa. “Wassa” is the Bambara name Lara received during one of her visits to Mali. It means “one who acts for joy and fulfillment.” Her curiosity about movement and cultures, combined with a deep love for music, are lifelong muses. She offers residencies in local schools and intensive retreat-style workshops internationally. (Photo by Michael Harthorne)

MARLA SIMMS started her love affair with the human body and it’s magic from the inside out. She experienced the boldness and explosive energy of a gymnast in her youth.

During her teens and beyond, she discovered qualities of movement under the loving and eclectic watch of teachers and choreographers. She then turned to the focus of exploration of other’s bodies through the study and practice of massage. She has been a massage practitioner and massage educator for 20 years. For Marla, the body continues to be a venue of art, joy, and discovery.

Contacts

To Register:

Lara McIntosh

Workshop Fees

Included in this 7-day sweet island style retreat are: daily dance intensives, 3 delicious buffet daily meals and use of Kalani’s grounds, Olympic size pool, sauna and 2 hot tubs. Registration requires $250 deposit. Final payments are due February 15, 2012.

Non-dancing companions are welcome based on available space at Kalani. There is a $50 admin fee for non dancers.

Please call Kalani's Guest Services at 800-800-6886 to book airport shuttles. $65 for individual ride and $45 shared.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 2015 $ 2715
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage $ 1875 $ 2575
6 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room $ 1700 $ 2155
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1560 $ 1875
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1455 $ 1805
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 999 $ 1495
1 - Campsite n/a n/a
*** Airfare, car rental and incidental ground travel expenses are not included in the price of this retreat. If you decide to arrive early or stay longer, you will need to make your own lodging arrangements at the place of your choice.


*For island residents or vacationers wishing to attend the daily dance intensive without Kalani residence or meals, drop-in rates per class and weekly options are available as space allows. Pre-registration is strongly suggested for this option--which also includes a Kalani day pass with each class/series purchased. Lodging and meal options at Kalani may be purchased separately through Kalani.

Kalani Honua Retreat Center: Kalani means Harmony of Heaven and Earth and is located on 19 coastal acres of tropical beauty on the SE coast of Hawaii. Dramatic lava cliffs provide a haven for sunbathers, stargazers, whale watchers and those seeking a deep connection with the earth and sea.

Other offerings at Kalani at additional cost include: Hawaiian and Thai massage, Yoga, Bodywork, Watsu (water-based bodywork) and Hawaiiana/Hula Classes.
For more info on Kalani: www.kalani.com

Prices subject to change without notice.

The Pulse of the RADIANT Feminine Heart: A Woman’s Gathering OF Yoga, Ceremony, Hula Hoops and Drumming

Shakti Sunfire, Marni Sclaroff, Marla Leigh and Special Guest, Hareesh Wallis

January 23, 2012 - January 29, 2012

On the Big Island of Hawaii, we will honor the Goddess and doing so, honor ourselves. Shakti Sunfire, Marni Sclaroff and Marla Leigh will facilitate this week of wonder, of community, of discovery and of deep honoring as we sync up; strong spirit, strong body, strong mind, to the pulse of the feminine heart.

About the Facilitator(s)

Shakti Sunfire is a vibrant and passionate teacher of hoop dance and yoga. Now a resident of San Francisco, she draws on her own experiences and her heavy participation in the community to encourage unfettered self-expression centered in the heart. Her message is one of radical self acceptance. She teaches and performs internationally. www.shaktisunfire.com

Marni Sclaroff is an artist, bellydancer, and yogini. She teaches Anusara Inspired yoga as an act of service to the creative and ecstatic unfolding of the Universe. She holds a Masters Degree in Art Education which informs her yoga practice and teaching on many levels. She has appeared on the cover of Yoga Journal magazine, and her poetry is being published in the new book, "The Poetry of Yoga". She lives and teaches in San Francisco. www.yogaanahata.com

Marla Leigh Goldstein is one of the few leading female specialists in the ancient Middle Eastern frame drum. She carries the gift of being an inspiring, energetic and patient teacher who offers drumming workshops and retreats worldwide. She also accompanies many artists in the West Coast Kirtan and World Music scene, leads her own ensemble, ³RHYTHMJUJU², and performs a unique solo show. Her music has been featured on the movies "Bold Native" and "The Cellist", as well as on Hala Khouri's "Yoga for Stress Relief" DVD. Marla has released an instructional DVD, Time Zone² and designed her own signature series frame drum with Cooperman Drum Company, and is currently working on her debut album, ³Rhythms in Peace". www.marlaleigh.com

Contacts

Workshop Fees

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna. Also includes group yoga classes, hoop classes, drumming classes, dance parties, vision board materials and more.

$600 non-refundable deposit due by November 1st and remainder due by December 1st

Please send Money Order or Check to:

Shakti

1211 Arguello Blvd San Francisco, CA 94122

Or pay online via paypal with a credit card.

Fees per person: Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
9 - Ocean Cottage $ 1800 $ 2100
8 - Ocean Loft n/a n/a
7 - Tropical Cottage n/a n/a
6 - Tropical Loft n/a n/a
5 - Tree House Room n/a n/a
4 - Bungalow Room $ 1500 $ 1700
3 - Lodge Room (private bath) $ 1350 $ 1550
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath) $ 1250 $ 1450
1 - Campsite n/a $ 1100

Prices subject to change without notice.

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