HAWAII · BOMBAY // LA BATALLA DEL AMOR

“Hula holds the host culture.”

Coline Aiu

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“…and we all work together as an ‘ohana.”

Shirley Recca

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“We are not practitioners of hula, because we do not ‘practice’ hula. We live it. A select number of us (kumu) are privileged to live the hula; so now we must actively protect it.”

Alicia Smith

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” I’m fascinated by Bollywood. “

Tracey Ullman

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” When I think of Bollywood dance, I think of choreographies from the ’70s and ’80s. That was true Bollywood, what is now known as old school Bollywood.”

Terence Lewis

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” Kuhi no ka lima,
hele no ka maka.

Where the hands move,
there let the eyes follow. “

A rule in hula.

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” All the dancer’s gestures are signs of things, and the dance called rational, because it aptly signifies and displays something over and above the pleasure of the senses.”
St. Augustine

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” Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.”
Samuel Beckett

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“Any problem in the world can be solved by dancing.”
James Brown

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“Good choreography fuses eye, ear, and mind.”
-Arlene Croce

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