Become a sponsor of Hula – Golden Years a revival show of iconic and traditional Hawaiian dances made famous by the “Hula Fever” of the 1960s and 1970s.
Read about the proposal:
Cindi Lin – stage name Kinikia of DC Hippodrome Variety Show Ent.
My primary objective is to showcase and share the Polynesian dance arts. Polynesian dance arts share crosscultural foundations in folk dances shared by island peoples including Austronesians from which I share some ancestry. I showcase dances through engagements in a manner that is relatable, entertaining, and important to the viewer. I always emcee my programs. The explanation of dances is important to the audience and performer relationship. It is how a diverse audience shares in the experience of the dancer. My body of dance repertoire includes traditional, passed down dances, as well as originally choreographed dances rooted in the knowledge of Hawaiian or other Polynesian dance movements and meaning. Research is a huge part of the process of any new work.
Hula – the Golden Years has been a longterm project of mine that I would like to see come to fruition. Many years ago, I was given a large journal of recorded choreographies from the “Golden Years” of Hula. The era of the 1960s and 1970s was stemmed from a time when American dancers were involved in dancing the Hula and movies such as Blue Hawaii and others showcased Hawaiian culture and dance. Mainstream radio stations played songs like “Pearly Shells,” and “Tiny Bubbles.” Besides, those two songs, there were many modern Hula songs played by both Hawaiian and mainland American bands and musicians. Using the choreographic notes donated to me by a dancer of that era, I would like to restore some of those old dances and bring this material to our current generation.
I would hope to reconstruct as many dances as possible. I could restore 4-6 dances which would be approximately 25 minutes. The rest of the time, I can showcase some of the other work that I perform regularly in a full luau setting. These include other Hawaiian dances, as well as dances from Tahiti and New Zealand. My routine performances run 45-50 minutes by themselves, so with the additional new works of 25 minutes, there is no issue with rounding out the rest of the time. I also include audience teachings within my program to share the dance.
This is one of the dances that I have taken a look at reconstructing.
Examples of past work:
Tahitian Dance demo
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