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!
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.
Be sure to take in the prime Festival days on July 4th, 5th and 10th, or really live it up in a Kalani Experience for a week or two – and get the Festival days’ activities for FREE! With your Experience you also receive massages, adventures, wholesome cuisine and your choice of more than 50 weekly nature-culture-wellness activities.
The Rainbow Fire Mystery School is for healers, teachers, dreamers, peace workers and all spiritual seekers who long to deepen their conscious union with the Divine and to discover and passionately manifest their Sacred Dream, fulfilling their Higher Purpose on Earth.
Discover Your Divine Purpose
Gather Your Dreaming Power: Rainbow Fire Medicine Wheel Teachings
About the Facilitator(s)
White Eagle Medicine Woman is an internationally renowned shamanic healer, teacher, ceremonial and performance artist of Native American and European descent. She is the founding director of the International GrandMother Drum Peace Project and the DrumKeeper of the seven foot Grandmother Drum, the largest crystal inlaid medicine drum in the world. White Eagle's passion is to assist others in living the life they love. Often called an Awakener, her voice has a primal and mesmerizing quality, penetrating to the very heart and soul of our indigenous connection with each other and the earth. Her CDs include Journey of the Heart, Songlines of the Soul and Living Waters of Grace. She is the director of The Whirling Rainbow Foundation and Rainbow Fire Mystery School.
Special guest presentors joining White Eagle Medicine Woman in 2010 include Hawaiian Kumu Ehulani, Sound Healer Estaryia Venus, Grandmother Pipe Carrier and Keeper of the Panther Medicine Lodge Wind Daughter and Visionary Artist Tymoreye’ Elliot.
Fees include all coursework, materials,meals, accommodations, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna, roundtrip van shuttle from the airport and Volcanoes Adventure (based on double occupancy).
Fees per person:
9 - Ocean Cottage
8 - Ocean Loft
7 - Tropical Cottage
6 - Tropical Loft
5 - Tree House Room
4 - Bungalow Room
3 - Lodge Room (private bath)
2 - Lodge Room (shared bath)
1 - Campsite
Off Campus Price $2111.00 (includes daily onsite Kalani pass, all coursework and materials, no meals or lodging)
Do you wish to empower yourself through the discovery of your own voice?
Would you like to learn how to lead expansive, life-changing and life-charging, group-authored experiences using sound?
About the Facilitator(s)
Joule L’adara 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 an MFA in Multi-Focus Vocal Performance and Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts, 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. She also is the host of the bi-monthly program Sounding Circles Radio featured on the Contact Talk Radio Network. As the founder of Sounding Circles LLC, Joule 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 passionate about and committed to bringing out the best in others, helping people discover their unique gifts, and empowering them to bring their offerings forth into the world.
Joule is excited and grateful to be joined this year by a team of amazing guest facilitators sharing their unique skills and talents including:
Additional nights’ stays available at Kalani group rates as well as a special “Sounding with Dolphins” boat trip in Kona on July 16th – contact Sounding Circles for full details!
**Early Bird Discount! Receive $225 off when you book by April 4th**
Kama’aina rates also available.
Please note, accommodations can be reserved solely based on Kalani’s availability and must be booked far enough in advance to guarantee your room choice.
Deposit: $350. Balance due: June 12th 2012
Fee includes accommodations, all workshop classes, meals, lava trek excursion, and use of the resort's facilities, including pool, hot tub and sauna. Price does not include: airfare, ground transportation, taxes, or tips.
This workshop does not qualify participants to receive CE (continuing education) credits at this time. Sounding Circles Intensive is, however, a sound investment, time and time again!
Come celebrate the beginning of Spring on the magical Big Island of Hawaii! Known as the “Healing Island,” personal transformation seems to be accelerated here. This island is less crowded and less commercial than other Hawaiian islands, and offers a variety of spectacular natural attractions like waterfalls, botanical gardens, snorkeling, scuba diving, and hiking and is only a quick walk from a black sand swimming beach.&nbs
About the Facilitator(s)
Brynn Rybacek is a National Yoga Alliance certified instructor (E-RYT) and has been teaching for over 7 years at yoga studios, athletic clubs, and gyms. She has led yoga retreats worldwide and also currently leads 200 hr yoga teacher training programs through her company True Flow Yoga in Huntington Beach, CA. Her teaching style is characterized by anatomical precision, philosophical eloquence and spiritual curiosity. The unique and vigorous flow of her sequences and her mindful adjustments draw her students into ease, while she pushes their boundaries and helps them to overcome their fears. She is a hiker, traveler, ocean-lover, and tree-hugger! Visit her website at www.trueflowyoga.com
Steve Velez is Founder & Artistic Director for Da Capo Players. He received his musical education at the University of California Irvine. His recent television appearances include the Travel Channel, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Pepsi commercials, MTV Music Video's, NBC's West Wing and Frasier. Steve performs regularly with The Mozart Classical Orchestra, Opera Pacific, Orange County Symphony, Disneyland Candlelight Orchestra and the Crystal Cathedral Symphony. Steve was also the Principal Cellist for the "Beatlemania Classical Mystery Tour" at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, and can also be seen playing cello in the movies Get Smart and I Love You Man. A lover of yoga, Steve has been practicing yoga and also playing live music in yoga classes for many years. Visit www.dacapoplayers.com to learn more about Steve.
has been playing drums and other percussion since he was 13 years old, touring the world with various bands. He been practicing yoga 5 years now, finding that yogic flow opens his body, calms his mind, and improves his ability to create original music. Lee found the perfect harmony between yoga and drums when he discovered Tibetan healing bowls and gong therapy and has been passionately exploring their trans formative qualities since. He offers individual Gong baths for healing and balancing and is also a certified Drum circle facilitator. Visit www.circlethedrums.com
Teacher: Wilbert Alix
This Dynamic Mythology Experience Workshop is presented in a 2 1/2 day format. The 5 experiential ritual modalities envolved in this program are:
The TranceDance Experience™
Entering Your Body/Mind Consciousness
The Soul Hunting Experience™
Rediscovering The Lost Pieces Of Self
The Ancestors Walk™
Pathways To Forgiveness
Rites Of Passage
The 12 Mystical Stages Of Your Spiritual & Physical Evolution
Journeying For Power
The Spirit Animal TranceDance
About the Facilitator(s)
Wilbert explores the professional application of Trance Dance and other contemporary shamanic techniques as legitimate healing and therapeutic tools. He conducts annual trainings and retreats around the world. Wilbert frequently appears at professional conferences as well as teaching educational mind/body science programs to individuals and corporations. "My intention is to bring into simple and clear focus the enormously complex worlds of mysticism, psychology, shamanic spirituality and science for the purpose of clear direction and achievement.
"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.
About the Facilitator(s)
Jon 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 from The New England Conservatory of Music where he also served as Assistant Conductor of Choruses. He also holds an MFA in acting from Smith College, and has appeared in regional theater, Off-Broadway and on Broadway in The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall. He was the founder and musical arranger of The Flirtations, the proudly gay a cappella group seen on HBO, Good Morning America and in the film Philadelphia. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts where he serves as Director of Music at The U.U. Meeting House and conducts the 135-voice Outer Cape Chorale which he founded in 2002.
In this intermediate/advanced intensive we will explore many aspects of playing Zimbabwean style marimba in a large ensemble format. Specifically we will focus on various styles of interactive playing, including: advanced variation concepts and techniques, responding to lead, lead development, improvisation, and piece arrangement.
About the Facilitator(s)
Michael is the director of Rufaro School of Marimba and Musasa Marimba Ensemble brings 31 years of performance and teaching experience to this intensive. He has developed a style of interactive playing that is deeply rooted in the teachings of his mentor and friend, the late Dr. Dumisani Abraham Maraire, master musician and teacher from Zimbabwe, Africa.
Osha is artistic director of Rufaro and Musasa began playing Zimbabwean music 22 years ago, studying and performing with both Dumi and Michael. She teaches from her love and respect for this amazing music, with emphasis on inspiration and joy.
Together Michael and Osha create a bright, dynamic teaching environment, assisting their students to have a successful and deep experience!