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 Post subject: Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival 2004
PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 2:42 am 
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Wit Is Wrapped in Grass Skirts as Hawaii Meets Lincoln Center

By JENNIFER DUNNING
The New York Times
August 17, 2004

Mr. Makuakane confronted the stereotypical Hollywood-musical hula in a wittily kitschy group number set to a kitschy pop song called "Gay Hawaiian Party." Other contemporary numbers could easily have been as florid, but Mr. Makuakane retained the purity of the form and intent in choreography that clearly held tradition in esteem.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 1:32 am 
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From the Big Island With Love, Leis, Ukelele, and Hunks in Grass Skirts

By EVA YAA ASANTEWAA
The Village Voice
August 20, 2004

Though he doesn't mix folkloric moves with foreign dance styles, Makuakane marries hula's storytelling skills to unexpected tales. ... He also experiments with hula-compatible rhythms and romantic lyrics from contemporary singers he loves
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 12:06 am 
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All Shapes and Sizes, Exuberant and Driving

By JENNIFER DUNNING
The New York Times
August 27, 2004

... the troupe /Dallas Black Dance Theater/ is in good shape for a 28-year-old, which in dance-company terms is about halfway into middle age. The performers are feisty, fearless and well trained. And it was a pleasure to see lusciously rounded, very tall and very short bodies in the mix.
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