The Spirit of the South Seas
The Spirit of the South Seas – Hula Halau Na Keiki O ‘Ohana Lokahi is a name that celebrates children & family and sharing. Their mission is to entertain you in their “laid back” custom while promoting cultural awareness for all people.
Hula Halau Na Keiki ‘O Ohana Lokahi’s many performances include annually: PNE, Kitsilano Showboat, Culture Days and at many Multi-Cultural day settings. Also Folkfest at Centennial Theatre, performances at Kay Meek Theatre and Presentation House on the North Shore; QE Theatre Vancouver; and Shadbolt Center for the Fine Arts in Burnaby. We have also been honored to perform for Air Tahiti Nui 2005, Festivals, Expo ’86, major multi-cultural celebrations, such as Iranian New Year, Korean New year, Caribbean Days Festival, Serbian Festival, Italian Festivals among some of the ethic celebrations…. Grey-Cup half-time show, Pope’s 1984 visit, Lotto Canada draw, telethons, ’76 Olympics, opening of the Vancouver Art Gallery, 1977 Premiers’ Conference, Prince Phillip & Prince Andrew’s visit in 1978, Expo ’86, hospitals, seniors homes and numerous private & public events. From 1994 to 2006, the halau held a huge outdoor Luau, in a secluded treed setting, with a sumptuous buffet including Kalua pig, lau lau’s, lomi lomi salmon, and other traditional “island” favorites.. amidst blazing tiki torches, under the stars, with floating candles in the water. This successful event, which entailed thousands of hours of their time and resources, had been an annual fundraiser for local Children’s charities, such as GF Strong, Youth Brain & Spinal Chord Injury Program, Children’s Hospital, and Kids’ Help Line.
”Hang Loose” & travel with them as they Journey through Polynesia..from the graceful hulas, and the ancient traditional kahiko chants of Hawai’i where we dance to the rhythm of percussion “implements” and ukuleles,…to the wonderful music and dance of the Cook Islands ..to the pulsating drums of Tahiti..to. the whirling Poi Balls of the New Zealand Maori
The dancers range in age from keiki (children) to tutu’s (seniors) who share a love of life and of family You will feel as if you are in the South Seas as you sit back, relax and enjoy.