In July I had the absolute pleasure of being one of the teaching artists for this incredible program. The Queen Liliʻuokalani Trust in collaboration with CalArts and ArtChangeUS has provided an opportunity for 38 of our Native Hawaiian youths to flourish in the arts. In a 2 week long arts intensive camp, these 38 kamaliʻi (children), from 5 different islands, will be immersed in hula, hip-hop, step, Brazilian drumming, spoken word poetry, modern dance, and theatre. The “Dream Team” of artists hails from both Hawaiʻi and the continental U.S and includes, Kumu Hula Vicky Holt-Takamine, Anna “Rockafella” Garcia, Toran Moore, Alex Shaw, Noʻu Rivella, Peter Tau Espiritu and myself. The entire program is overseen by director Roberta Uno with Morgan Camper as her assistant director. For a complete list of bios for this “Fabulous” team, click here.
Everything culminated on Saturday July 21st in a hōʻike at the Kroc Center theatre in Kapolei.