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December 2018

The Nutcracker Ballet – A Holiday Classic

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - December 23 @ 2:00 pm
Kahilu Theatre, 67-1186 Lindsey Rd
Kamuela, HI 96743 United States
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Nutcracker Ballet

West Hawaii Dance Theatre and Academy lights up the holidays by presenting "The Nutcracker Ballet”. This delightful holiday classic showcasing our dancer’s talents will be performed at Kahilu Theatre on Friday, Dec. 21 at 6pm and Saturday, Dec. 22 and Sunday, Dec. 23 at 2pm. A full orchestra led by Maestro Brian Dollinger, with select members of the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra will accompany the dancers. This family-friendly production includes more than 70 local dancers along with Guest Professional dancers Fredrick Davis, star of the PBS Documentary “From the Street to the Stage”, Shaina Liebson (Alberta Ballet, Ballett im Revier), Miho Tsutsumi (Matsuyama Ballet Company), Hiroko Masuya (Yanomoko Ballet Company), and Timour Bourtasenkov (Carolina Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet). Choreography is based on the original Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo version, and has been updated for this year's production by WHDT’s Artistic Director Virginia Holte, Co-Director Midori Satoh, instructors Jenna Ojeda, Ann Marie Pargett, Megan Joy Chapman and Guest Choreographers Soili Arvola & Miho Tsutsumi. A silent auction and Nutcracker Boutique will be held in the lobby. Proceeds will benefit WHDT’s ongoing programs, youth outreach, scholarship fund, and studio renovations. WHDT’s 2018 Nutcracker Ballet is sponsored in part by Hilton Waikoloa. Tickets may be purchased at kahilutheatre.org or calling (808) 885-6868. For more information call (808) 329-8876 or visit www.whdt.org

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Traditional Mochi Pounding for New Year (21st Annual)

December 29 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Akiko’s Buddhist B&B, 29-2091 Old Mamalahoa Highway
Hakalau, HI 96710 United States
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRF8koHnznE&t=8s Akiko's over the years has become synonymous with MOCHI POUNDING. This will be our 21st year. Started with 23 people, mostly neighbors, and now it has become a popular community and public event. This past year we had between 600-700 folks visit our wee village to participate in mochi pounding and other activities. Come and join the fun on Saturday, Dec. 29th, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. making traditional rice cakes the "old-fashioned" way. Everyone takes their turn at pounding the glutinous sticky rice for good luck. Fire building starts at 7 a.m. to steam the rice. Hearty local style lunch for $5. New years crafts, food vendors, fortune telling, massage, I Ching readings, floral arrangements, plantation stories, Okinawan taiko drumming, Hawaiian entertainment & more. Great cultural mix of everything that makes Hawaii so special.

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