Time: May 4, 2013 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Location: Oasis~A Healing Arts Sanctuary and Community Gathering Place
Street: 258 A Street Upstairs
Website or Map: http://www.AshlandOasis.com
Event Type: dance, performance
Organized By: Renee Jeffus
Latest Activity: May 2, 2013
When Spirit Comes Dancing:
An Evening of Traditional Hawaiian and Balinese Dance
Saturday May 4th at 7:30 pm
258 A Street, Suite 21, Ashland
Tickets available at the door for $10-$20 Sliding Scale
Hawaiian and Balinese traditions use dance as an expression of the movements of nature and an offering to the spirits and the gods. Andrea Luchese and dancers from hula school Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue will present a series of traditional and contemporary style Hula. Bonnie Simoa and dancers will perform a rare traditional Balinese Legong. Sensual and mesmerizing, these beautiful island dances reflect the beauty and power of nature. Not to be missed!
Ashland, Oregon - Ashland’s own Hula Halau (school) Ka Pi’o O Ke Anuenue and Balinese dancer Bonnie Simoa present dances from Hawai’i and Bali at Ashland Oasis, 258 A Street, Suite 21, Ashland, Saturday May 4th at 7:30 pm. Hawaiian and Balinese traditions use dance as an expression of the movements of nature and an offering to the spirits and the gods. Andrea Luchese, founder and director of Ka Pi’o O Ke Anuenue, and her dancers will present a series of traditional and contemporary style Hula. Bonnie Simoa, director of the Lane Dance Program, along with dancers from Eugene will perform the Balinese Legong Keraton Playon. Sensual and mesmerizing, these beautiful island dances reflect the beauty and power of the natural world. You are invited to this share in this evening of traditional dances.
$10-$20 Sliding Scale
About the Concert
The first part of the program will include traditional and contemporary Hula dances. The traditional style of hula perpetuates the stories, legends and history of Hawaiian culture. These dances are accompanied by Hawaiian chanting and percussion played on a drum made of gourds. Having just returned from Hawai’i island, where the school performed in Volcanoes National Park, the hulas in this part of the program portray excerpts from the Hawaiian legend of fire goddess Pele. Reflecting the elements of nature, these dances evoke powerful imagery through their rhythmic and gestural movements.