August 5, 2003 |
There is a wonderful documentary to be done about hula dancing, that sexy, feminine, macho, ancient, modern, thoroughly captivating and expressive form of dance that celebrates the culture and land of Hawaii. Alas, tonight's "P.O.V." installment, "American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawaii," is not it. Filmmakers Lisette Marie Flanary and Evann Siebens have followed three hula teachers in California as they instruct Hawaiian transplants and curious mainlanders.
April 5, 2004 |
Bertolt Brecht's dictum that art is not a mirror but a hammer came to mind at the Southern California premiere of the provocative dance theater piece "The Natives Are Restless" Friday night at the Carpenter Center.
August 5, 2001 |
The sweet smell of plumeria, swaying palm trees and seductive, shimmying hips--add chanting or ukulele music and you've got hula, right? For Patrick Makuakane, who was born and raised in Honolulu and began studying hula at age 13, the equation adds up differently.
January 1, 2004 |
When it comes to entertainment, we live in the land of plenty. To start the new year right, we offer for your consideration 52 reasons to celebrate 2004. Culled from across the region's film, dance, music, art, sports and cultural landscape, we've narrowed the field.