The Kalani Kalákaua Polynesian Dance Studio brings a bit of Hawaii to Puerto Vallarta

The Aquiles Serdán Open Air Theater was the stage where the Polynesian dance studio Kalani Kalákaua, from Sayula, Jalisco, presented a spectacular show as part of the celebrations for the 104th anniversary as a municipality and the 54th as a city of Puerto Vallarta., in an event organized by the Vallarta Institute of Culture.

All the dances they presented had a common denominator, the smile and the joy of their members who danced dressed in colorful costumes, showing the choreographies developed with synchrony and grace, through a performance carried out on two levels, the stage of the theater and under the quarry. walkway arches.

On behalf of the Municipal President, Luis Alberto Michel Rodríguez, the Director of Tourism and Economic Development, José Ludvig Estrada Virgen, recognized the participation of this group in the activities of the double anniversary of our port, presenting them with an award on behalf of the residents of Vallarta.

“There is no doubt that the wealth of a people is in its people and that its identity is nourished by its culture, a culture that is transmitted and enriched from generation to generation through its art in all its forms and phrases; my total gratitude to the dance group for so accurately and respectfully recreating the dance of another people, reminding us that there are no borders. It is an honor for Puerto Vallarta to receive them in this emblematic theater and to be able to appreciate the discipline and dynamism of these worthy young representatives of dance in our state,” he emphasized.

The enthusiastic participation of the young dancers infected the public, who were also invited to be part of the show, recreating the steps of the Hawaiian dance, which was greatly appreciated by the participants.

The Polynesian Dance Academy Kalani Kalákaua began its activities in November 2003 as a workshop at the Sayula Culture House, under the direction of teacher Gabriela Sandoval Ramos, who in 2006 built her own facilities. In 2007, it was selected as one of the ten best Polynesian dance groups. The ballet is named after King David Kalakahua, the last male ruler of Hawaii who returned his identity and culture to his people, reviving the hula dance.

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