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Performing Arts Festival Intensive
Andrea Torres, Daron Scarborough, Jonathan KimoKaleikaukeha Lopez, John Signor, Marcus Quiniones, Wailana Simcock
For the Performer in You! The Performing Arts Festival Intensive.
Performing Arts Aficionados: Beyond the wonderful Kalani Experience and other Festival activities, you have opportunity to have a great nature-culture-wellness week and get, for free, both the opening July 5th Ho’olaule’a (Hawaiian party) and the finale July 10th PERFORMANCE!
This workshop is open to performers at all levels who have a passion and interest in the performing arts. To be a part of the performance on July 10th, you must commit to the full schedule consisting of 4 classes per day - an immersion in dance, drama, hula and music. Six talented professional artists from Hawai'i will hone your skills. Your relaxation will be honed with adventure fun and massage recovery!
Musicians from different disciplines are greatly encouraged to attend the intensive as John Signor will be your master teacher in developing an original music score for the performance on July 10th!
Just $200 holds your place in comfortable accommodations when you call 800-800-6886 to reserve and pay the balance when you arrive. See Kalani Experience for rates.
You can also opt to just drop in a select class for each of the arts during the week. See the Performing Arts workshop schedule below for details of which classes are available for a small fee to drop in and experience.
About the Facilitator(s)
Andrea Torres, Aerial Dance
Brazil born,dancer & yogi Andrea Torres is the Founder and Director of Hawaii’s only Aerial Company SAMADHI HAWAII. Andrea is the original aerialist/acrobatas Hina, the moon goddess, in the acclaimed 'Ulalena production at the Maui Theatre in Lahaina by ARRA Montreal. Torres' is a recipient of the Choreography Award by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Heraerial work has appeared with Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre, Tau Dance Theatre, Sonny Ching's Halau Na Mamo o Pu'uanahulu in Hawaii and Japan, I ka Wa Kahiko-Haleakala Productions, Honua'ula Luau at Maui Marriott Wailea, Nohelani Cipryano “Nostalgic Hawaii” Show at Hale Koa Hotel, Art Spree at TCM, Bank of Hawaii’s family Sunday at The Art Academy, Live from the Lawn at Hawaii State Art Museum, Youth Fair at The State Capitol, Na Hoku Hano Hano Awards, Raiatea Helm at The Hawaii Theatre and in collaboration with Hawaiian Musician Makana and Grammy nominee Jeff Peterson.
Daron Scarborough, Voice
Daron Scarborough received his B.A. in Music from the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he focused on choral and instrumental music. Daron has performed with and/or directed several professional and non-professional ensembles which include Musasa Marimba Ensemble, the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble, the Honolulu Symphony, various UH instrumental and vocal ensembles, and Trilogy. He is very excited to participate in this one of a kind festival!
Jonathan Kimo Kaleikaukeha Lopez, Hula
Born and raised in Wai'anae, O'ahu, Kimo Lopez was first taught to dance hula at age 5 by his tutu Lucille Kaleikaukeha Kupau. He further studied under the tutelage of John Papa of Nanakuli, Hoku Rasmussen, Lydia Kauakahi, Frank Palani Kahala of the Gentlemen of Maluikeau, Michael Canopin of Halau Kealakapawa, and Ehulani Stephany of Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali'a Ala O Puna. Kimo has competed in the Merrie Monarch, Kamehameha Hula Competition, and was awarded Mr. Imperial Hula of 2002. At the Center Retreat's Conference of 2008 in Breitenbush Hot Springs, Kimo was hula ambassador, and in 2009, a facilitator for a hula and yoga conference with Michelle Anderlie of Priya Yoga in Dallas, Texas. He has been teaching hula for ten years and continues to do so at the retreat center Kalani Honua of Kalapana where he has been living since 2004.
John Signor, Musical Director
Multi-instrumentalist and composer John Signor has served as musical director for numerous productions including 'Ulalena and Waikiki Nei. He has created sound design for several hula drama's including Hanau ka Moku and Kahekili, and composed the music for Tau Dance Theater's Naupaka. He is a past recipient of the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and enjoys working on children's theatre productions, including projects for the Alliance for Arts Education (Honolulu), Theatre Theatre Maui (Lahaina) and Plaza de la Raza (Los Angeles). Dr. Signor holds graduate degrees from from the Juilliard School, the University of Miami and the California Institute of the Arts, and in addition to teaching at Leeward Community College, he creates music for theatre, film and dance.
Marcus Quiniones, Acting
Molokai born theater artist Marcus Quiniones has worked in many theaters and companies over the 13 years of creating and performing professionally. Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis), MU Performing Arts (Minneapolis), Theater Amoeba, Ragamala Music and Dance Theater (Minneapolis), The Childrenʻs Theater Company (Minneapolis) among many others. His own plays include Circle Around The Island, produced a second time at the Guthrie Theater in 2007. He was assistant director of Tony Kushnerʻs award winning Guthrie production of Caroline, Or Change. He has performed in ʻUlalena at Maui Myth and Magic Theater in Lahaina as well as being an original cast member of the show Waikiki Nei on Oʻahu. Marcus attended the two-year pedagogical program at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA), a Jacques Lecoq-based actor-created theater school in London under the tutelage of master teacher Thomas Prattki. Marcus currently works at the Bishop Museum as a storyteller. Mahalo nui loa ia Kalani Honua ma Puna!
Wailana Simcock, Aerial Dance, Modern Dance
Wailana Simcock was born in Angeles City, Philippines and raised on O'ahu, Hawai’i since age five. 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 subsequently for the Hawaii Public School System in O'ahu and in Pahoa, Hawai'i. Returning to the Hawaiian Islands in 2000, he performed with Iona Dance Theater, Tau Dance Theater and the pre-eminent aerial dance troupe, Samadhi Hawaii. Wailana graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2006 with a Liberal Arts degree he penned, “Culture and Performance in Contemporary Hawai’i”. While in Hilo, me ka ha'aha'a, he studied with Hawaiian teachers and cultural practitioners Dr. Kalena Silva, Larry Kimura and Hälau O Kekuhi. In June of 2007, he joined the ground breaking production ‘Ulalena by ARRA Montreal in Lahaina, Maui. In 2008, he was part of the original cast of Waikiki Nei, the sister show to 'Ulalena. Through his studies, he pioneered a program using the Hawaiian language exclusively to teach creative movement and developed a public performance in the Hawaiian immersion school, Ka 'Umeke Ka'eo in Keaukaha and most recently at Nawahiokalaniopu'u in Kea'au in 2010. On and off 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 is now choreographing for the Puna Men's Chorus' ExtrABBAganza and is Artistic Director of the Kalani Performing Arts Festival this July 5 - 11, 2010.
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