Brazil born, dancer and 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.
Jackie Pualani Johnson
Jackie Pualani Johnson is a tenured professor of Drama and Chair of the Performing Arts Department at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (UHH) since June of l979. While at the UHH, she has developed and taught courses in: Introduction to Theatre; Beginning and Advanced Acting; Acting Troupe; Directing; Stage Makeup; Costuming; Lyric Theatre; Oral Interpretation of Literature, and Survey of Dramatic Literature. She has also been the Program Coordinator for the Arts, Nā Pua No'eau, Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children and has been nominated for Ke Kūkui Mālamalama Education Award, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Spring 2000. She was the first Recipient of Faculty Community Service Award in 1996, from Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation for outstanding service among UH System faculty. She has been featured in national Humanities magazine article, entitled, Dreaming of a Nation Within a Nation, March 1995. Ms. Johnson was an invited attendee at President Clinton’s White House for ceremony honoring recipients of the National Arts and Humanities Awards in September of 1994, on behalf of the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities. She was also awarded in UHH Chancellor's Lecture Series, Performer/Lecturer, A Woman's Influence: Hawai‘i Nei in 1990. Ms. Johnson has received scholarships for; Hoʽokupu: An Offering of Literature by native Hawaiian Women; as Co-editor for Book Review of Victoria Nālani Kneubuhl’s collection, Hawai‘i Nei: Island Plays, The Contemporary Pacific, a journal of the University of Hawai‘i Press; Professor Vilisoni Hereniko’s play, Fine Dancing; and for the Afterword to the publication of Pacific playwright John Alexander Kneubuhl’s trilogy of plays, Think of a Garden. She received her M.A. degree in Theater from the University of Colorado, 1978. Ms. Johnson has also taken classes in Hawaiian language and culture at the University of Hawaii at Hilo from 1982-1999.
Kaʽenaalohakauʽikaukehakeha Hopkins, Hula
Kaʻenaalohaokauʻikaukehakeha Aoe Hopkins, from as far back as she can remember, grew up around hula as her father and mother both danced for Nā Kumu Hula Robert Uluwehi Cazimero of Hālau Nā Kamalei and Leināʻala Heine Kalama of Nā Pualei o Likolehua. At the early age of 5 and a half, Kaʻena formally started her hula training with Hālau O Nā Maoli Pua, under the direction of Kumu Hula, Alicia K. Smith & her daughter, Piʻilaniwahine Smith. As a performing arts student at Kamehameha, she was a dancer in the yearly hōʻike program all four years. She was also a member of Hawaiian Ensemble (hula) & Concert Glee Club (singing) her sophomore, junior and senior years, where she was the alakaʻi or line captain for both groups her senior year. Kaʻena was fortunate to travel to Waikoloa, Aotearoa, Tahiti and Rapa Nui as a student while at Kamehameha Schools.
In 1998, Kaʻena started dancing hula for her father, Karl “Veto” Kamaluikauakokohaʻaheoināpali Baker and Michael Nālanakilaʻekolu Casupang, Nā Kumu Hula of Hālau I Ka Wēkiu. She will soon begin training in a special class that will culminate in a traditional graduation or ʻūniki ceremony in 2013. As a member of Hālau I Kā Wēkiu, Kaʻena has travelled to Japan & the East Coast where she had the honor of performing at the prestigious dance venue, Jacobʻs Pillow in Massachusetts. She has danced in the Merrie Monarch Festival since 2001, and in 2006 she was chosen to represent her hālau in the Miss Aloha Hula competition, where she was 3rd runner up & the winner of the ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi or Hawaiian language award for excellence.
Kaʻena moved to Hilo in 2003 to go to University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo where she is soon to get her B.A in Hawaiian Language and a minor in Anthropology. She is currently a Special Education Assistant at Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo, a charter school in Keaukaha.
Brett Fouvargue, Sound Design & Technical Production
Brett has produced sound design for such local artists as ‘Ekolu, O-shen, Jon Yamasato, Keahiwai, Lāhaina Grown, and Starr Kalahiki. He has also worked with the acclaimed show on Maui, ‘Ulalena as their sound engineer for 9 years. Following ‘Ulalena, he was sound engineer Waikiki Nei in O ‘ahu, ‘Ulalena’s sister show.
Wailana Simcock, Aerial Dance, Modern Dance
Born in Angeles City, Philippines to a Filipina mother and Kiwi father, he 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 and Project Director of the annual Kalani Performing Arts Festival.
Rates for the Puna Music Festival are Kalani Experience rates. Fee includes classes, meals, lodging, cultural excursions and Festival activities. Come for entire 14 days (13 nights) and receive free airport shuttles.
Revitalize with a full week of Solstice & Lunar Eclipse as all of Kalani and the universe adds moon magic focus to your choice of forty activities, all meals, a 1 hr massage or wellness treatment and a variety of adventures.
Embrace nature, culture, and wellness as this rare solstice eclipse catalyzes the emergence of a more vital you.
About the Facilitator(s)
Jim Berenholtz is a multifaceted artist who has been training with native cultures in the living wisdom of the Earth for over thirty years.
Whether as musician or dancer, writer or speaker, painter or photographer, ritualist or bodyworker, he is devoted to bringing forth the organic intelligence that is natural to our species and forging a passionate blend of arts and activism, thereby celebrating unity in diversity and building bridges for peace.
My main motivation to create artwork is to find universal languages, searching for common truths that unite rather than separate. I feel that artwork, at its best, mirror society and our interior selves, raise questions, and presents communication and reflection. I try to make my messages human, poetic, inclusive, humorous, accessible and comprehensible to everyone.
Compassionate creativity unfurls from this peacemaker, poet, dancer, & art doctor.
Marya discovered the Laws of Creativity after more than 20 years of inquiry in indigenous cultures, through "cellular dancing," principles of quantum physics, and drawing from the work of Plato, Christ, Buddha, Leonardo DaVinci, Martha Graham, and Ernest Holmes, as well as other yogis, sages, and geniuses who not only achieved their own creative power and enlightenment, but inspired others.
Do you struggle with core issues and never seem to fully resolve them?
Do you remember when you woke up to the idea that there was more to life than initially appears… when you started searching, questioning, challenging?
About the Facilitator(s)
Dr. Suzan Rossi is a graduate of Life University in Marietta, GA, a Diplomate of the National Boards of Chiropractic and is licensed to practice Chiropractic on both the East and West coasts. She is a nationally recognized expert, lecturer and author in the Chiropractic and Alternative Healing fields. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Rossi is an ordained minister, practitioner and instructor of both the ancient Mayan advance healing practices of Divine Intervention & Spontaneous Remission and Light Language. Furthermore, she is a practitioner of the Esoteric and Soul Focus healing techniques.
Through her diverse blend of esoteric studies, personal spiritual growth and professional experience with thousands of patients Dr Rossi’s multidimensional healing work emerged as The Quickening, Accelerated Conscious Evolution, a divinely inspired system of gentle and powerful inner transformation for the new millennium. From that foundation both The Quickening Practitioner Program and The Quickening Train the Trainer Program were soon launched attracting students from various schools of training from around the world. Dr. Rossi teaches and travels nationally and abroad. She now resides and has her practice in Marietta, GA. She is a mother of two happily married children and a delighted grandmother of five young grandchildren.
A graduate of the Baptist School of Nursing in Memphis, TN, Kris TwoOwls Ledzius, RN specialized in child and adolescent psychiatry and behavior modification. She worked in both acute care inpatient and outpatient settings for nearly 20 years. The granddaughter and niece of chiropractors, she was exposed to the concept of holistic healing throughout her life. She became involved in animal rescue work and training at an early age.
She has studied with a variety of teachers including Master Herbalist Ron Sullivan, Medicine Woman and Master Naturalist Cathy Bryan, Master Healer/Teachers: Starr Fuentes, Shirley Resler, Dr. Suzan Rossi, Colette Chase and others. She left full-time nursing in 1999 to provide private duty hospice care for her stepfather, a combat paralyzed Viet Nam Veteran. After his death she opened The Groom Closet, a pet grooming business that included energetic healing for sick and elderly pets and their owners. She continues to weave her passion for horses, healing and teaching and travels throughout the United States.
Lodge Triple private bath rate: $1395/person. Lodge Triple shared bath rate: $1315/person. Commuter package and campsites are available. Please contact the Quickening staff for more information if this is your chosen option.
Deposits and Course Registration
The “Quantum Leap in Paradise” Full Package price ranges from a very affordable five day Hawaiian Resort experience of $1315 to $2245 for Kalani’s finest private accommodation. SPACE IS LIMITED.Please make your deposit as soon as possible to guarantee your desired accommodations. Deposit is one half of your chosen package. It is required at registration and the remaining balance be paid in full by March 5, 2011. If paid in full by January 15, 2011 you will receive the early bird discount of $100 off your package price.
If cancellation becomes necessary for you, 20% of your initial deposit is non-refundable; however it is transferable if cancellation occurs before February 19, 2011 to future Dr. Suzan Rossi or Quickening, Accelerated Conscious Evolution (ACE) courses, intensives or programs. The remainder of your deposit will be returned to you in 30 business days of your written request. If the “Quantum Leap in Paradise” Hawaiian event is cancelled for any reason your deposits may be reimbursed in full within 30 business days, with a charge of $50 processing fee, or the funds can be transferred to a future Dr. Rossi or Quickening event with no processing fee.
Special Dietary Needs
We must have your special diet requirements by February 1, 2011 so that the Kalani chefs have the time to order what they need to properly create for you.
Aloha Festival embodies sharing the creativity of life through expressive and healing arts supported by the spirit of Hawaii. In the daily workshops we will sense, explore, and nourish our body-soul with different forms of dance, body exploration & movement practice, contact improvisation, bodywork, singing, self-experience, and rituals.
About the Facilitator(s)
Workshop teachers of Aloha-Festival: Genevieve Van Beek / Netherlands: Cranial-sacral-therapist, yoga-teacher for children, sailing-instructor, organizer, psychology; Ingo Rosenkranz / Germany: Dancer (contact-improvisation), body worker (Shiatsu, Fascia-work…), festival-organizer; Kabiro Eva Scheller / Germany : Dancer, Hawaiian bodywork practitioner & teacher, festival-organizer, artist; Martine Boerstra / Netherlands: Singer and composer, choir-leader, tantra-practitioner [www.vitalinterest.nl/martine-boerstra]; Hartmut Betz / Germany: Founder, teacher, practitioner of “hang ab” bodywork, musician [[www.hangab.de] Saleema Betz / Germany: Teacher, practitioner of “hang ab” bodywork , musician, shamanic-healing work [www.hangab.del]Susanne Palm / Germany: Cranial-sacral therapist, dancer, body worker, artist (fire-dancer)
Enter into the realm of lomilomi, the traditional Hawaiian approach to bodywork. Lomilomi holds the premise that body, mind and spirit (trinity) participate in its evolution-healing. The work creates a temple...a sacred space...a connecting space...a safe space for the body's consciousness (the emotional body). Access for support and communication to the emotional body is in the HA- the breath.
About the Facilitator(s)
Harry Uhane Jim and Sila Lehua Jim
Harry Uhane and Sila Lehua Jim come from a lineage of Hawaiian Healers. Harry was trained by practioners who were well known but from the deeply secret world of Native Hawaiian Healers known as Kahuna. Harry and Sila’s gatherings convey authenticity and are known for unveiling profound ancient truths with wit and laughter. Harry evokes the Hawaiian experience of healing by showing you how to raise the vibration of the space creating a healing time. You can learn more at www.harryjimlomilomi.com.
we are currently offering FREE upgrades! Enter into the realm of lomilomi, the traditional Hawaiian approach to bodywork. Lomilomi holds the premise that body, mind and spirit (trinity) participate in its evolution-healing.
About the Facilitator(s)
Harry Uhane Jim and Sila Lehua Jim
Harry Uhane and Sila Lehua Jim come from a lineage of Hawaiian Healers. Harry was trained by practioners who were well known but from the deeply secret world of Native Hawaiian Healers known as Kahuna.
Harry and Sila’s gatherings convey authenticity and are known for unveiling profound ancient truths with wit and laughter. Harry evokes the Hawaiian experience of healing by showing you how to raise the vibration of the space creating a healing time. You can learn more at www.harryjimlomilomi.com.