Wailana along with Samadhi Hawaii's Andrea Torres and Jamie Nakama will be teaching a two-week Aerial Dance intensive to the dance students of the University in Fiji. They have been graciously invited by their long time friend and colleague, Peter Rockford Espiritu of Hawaii who is now the Artistic DIrector of Oceanic [...]
Wailana returns to O'ahu after many years on the Big Island and he is excited to join Honolulu's dance community by offering classes in Modern and Aerial Dance. Wailana will be teaching at Boca Studio for Samadhi Hawaii beginning January 18 til March 15, every Friday. Check out CLASSES above for more details….Modern [...]
Samadhi Hawaii has invited me to tag along with them to Indonesia! We have been asked to perform 3 aerial dances as part of this huge convention named V-INDONESIA in Bogor, near Jakarta. V-INDONESIA is one of the largest conventions out of Asia and the Middle-East. It is an annual event that [...]
KPAF3: Huliau, the turning point went extremely well. Having KUNST-STOFF from San Francisco to teach modern dance in this year's Festival was a real treat. Also, I was able to work with new teachers like Kenny Elliot (acting), Wainani (hula), and Joule (voice). These teachers and artists along with Yannis from [...]
This particular image was shot at Halona Cove, but when I used to frequent this cove in High School, we called it Cockroach Cove. It is right before Sandy's Beach in O'ahu. Also, it is where the black and white classic film, "From here to Eternity" was shot. You know the famous kissing-on-the-beach [...]
Tresa Honaker and Joseph Simms of AirAligned from Grass Valley, CA are joining Wai Co. to host the Hawaii Aerial Arts Retreat this April 5 -11 at Kalani, Puna, Hawai'i. It will be 5 days of instruction in high flying aerial silk, trapeze and hoop, aerial & modern dance, and performance.
Every Tuesdays starting JAN 17 – MAR 20 UHH Old Gym 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm $110 for 10 weeks Live Music by David Sause
To register please click on this link: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/ccecs/registration/
Wai Company will premiere a brand new Aerial Strap performance entitled, Papa a Wakea. Featuring original and live music by mea oli (chanter) Ka'enaaloha Hopkins and musician David Sierra.
The piece will explore the creation myth of Mother Earth and Father Sky, Papa a Wakea.
CUPOLA THEATER, Honolulu Design Center, 1260 [...]
Aloha mai kakou! E ALA E!
KPAF 2 was a true success. We had 15 people registered with 10 facilitators total! And to boot…just 10 days out before the start of the festival, I received a letter from the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA) awarding KPAF 2 a [...]
Aloha mai kākou a pau!
This year, we are happy to announce that Kaʽenaaloha Aoe Hopkins of Hālau I Ka Wekiu is to be our Hula teacher. Kaʽena, born into a lineage of Hula masters, has been dancing hula since she could remember and is now expected to ‘uniki (graduate) [...]