SPIRIT - Another Springstep Festival

Monkeyhouse was intrigued and excited when we heard about Spirit: Native Music and Dance from Hawai'i and the Mainland. There are so many parallels to our moving smorgasbord, Against the Odds: Stories of Adaptation, Translation, and Survival. We would love to get a group together to go to the performance and/or the round table so please contact us if you would join us. And don't forget that you can win tickets if you enter the Against the Odds Drawing.

Native Music and Dance from Hawai'i and the Mainland
A weekend of events featuring Hawaiian Hula ensemble Halau 'o Keikiali'i, Pascua Yaqui Tribe member Edwardo Madril, and Thawn Harris from Rhode Island's Narragansett tribe. 

Friday, April 1 Round Table Discussion
Saturday, April 2 - Performance
Saturday, April 2 - Gallery Exhibit Opening Reception
Sunday, April 3 - Workshops


Saturday, April 2, 2011
$20 in advance ($25 at the door)
Purchase Tickets

The First People of Hawai'i and the Mainland come together in this stunning performance of Native dance, music, and storytelling.
Back for their third residency at Springstep, Hawaiian Kumu Kawika Alfiche and Hula ensemble Halau ‘o Keikiali’i honors the deep relationship between New England and Hawai'i in this enchanting presentation of traditional and modern hula dance and music.
Joining the Halau will be Pascua Yaqui tribe member Edwardo Madril of Four Winds Dance, presenting the amazing Hoop Dance and other dances of the Plains Indian culture, and traditional storyteller from Rhode Island's Narragansett tribe, Thawn Harris. 
Food inspired by the cultures being presented will be for sale, along with beer and wine beginning at 6:15pm. Come at 5:30pm to enjoy a gallery opening reception featuring Native New England artists (more information below).

Sunday, April 3, 2011
9:30am - 3:00pm
Full schedule and prices

Choose from 9 different workshops:
- Beginning and Interemdiate Hula Kahiko (Ancient Dance)
- Advanced Hula Kahiko (Ancient Dance)
- Keiki Hula (Children's Class)
- Beginning and Interemdiate Hula Auana
- Advanced Hula Auana
- Lei Making
- Lauhala Weaving
- American Indian Dance with Edwardo Madril (Children's Class Ages 8+)
- American Indian Dance with Edwardo Madril (Adults)

Native Gallery Exhibit
Opening Reception
Saturday, April 2, 2011
5:30pm (Free)

Browse a stunning selection of traditional and contemporary artworks created by Native New England artists.

Round Table Discussion
"Creating Art and Maintaining Traditional Boundaries"Native Artist Exchange - discussion co-hosted by NEFA
Friday, April 1, 2011

Halau 'o Keikiali'i, Edwardo Madril, Thawn Harris, and other native New England artists and performers gather to discuss the challenges of maintaining traditional boundaries in a contemporary world. This event is open to the public.

This project is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Art's Fast Track Grant and the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the NEA, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.

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