HPAF Adds Dance Program to 2017 Summer Festival
“Dance the World: A Dance Fusion Workshop” will be part of the 2017 Hawaii Performing Arts Festival’s 13th season this summer, joining the Festival’s vocal, instrumental, collaborative piano and directing programs. The new multi-discipline dance program will be held from July 3 through July 18 in Waimea (Kamuela).
Directed by Angel Prince of Hawaii’s Prince Dance Theater and assisted by Catherine Turocy, Artistic Director of the New York Baroque Dance Company, the workshop will offer a unique combination of contemporary and classical dance classes and performances. Drawing on the creative force of cultural fusion through improvisation, “Dance the World” will be taught by master teachers in jookin, baroque, tango, hula, ballet and modern dance.
Faculty includes Ladia Yates, who competed on “So You Think You Can Dance,” a nationally known hiphop and jookin artist who has performed with Usher and Missy Elliott, and ballet teacher Rachel List, formerly on the faculty at NYU and Barnard College and currently Director of the Dance Program at Hofstra University.
Dance students 18 years of age and older will have an opportunity to expand their creative skills, culminating in on-stage performances with live music, beginning with HPAF’s performance of Stabat Mater by the Baroque composer Giovanni Pergolesi, on July 7 and 8 at Davies Chapel on the HPA campus in Waimea. This performance will be free to the public.
Deadline for applications is April 15th.