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Santa Cruz Hula Teacher Receives Title of Kumu Hula

Lorraine Kalehua Kinnamon, local instructor and director of Te Hau Nui Polynesian Dance Company was recently awarded the title of Kumu Hula, a ritually conferred status marking ones advanced knowledge of hula and Hawaiian culture. Kinnamon’s own Kumu Hula, Loea … Continue reading

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Bellydance Variations: Embodied Research

On Sunday, September 23, the Santa Cruz Dance Salon presented “Cairo to California: an Introduction to Bellydance.” As the hostess of this workshop, my goal was to illuminate the varieties of bellydance that have evolved from their original forms in … Continue reading

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