Welcoming Ceremony

Friday, August 12
6:00pm – Friendship Circle, East-West Center

We begin our weekend of ‘Ike Hana performances with a celebratory ceremony that integrates traditional practices of our resident performing groups with Hawaiian culture. Join us as Kilipohe Nā Lei Lehua from Hawai‘i, the Ngarachamayong Dance Group of Palau, and Sophiline Arts Ensemble from Cambodia are welcomed by Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang from the Hālau Hula Ka No‘eau. The Welcoming Ceremony invokes formal ways in which dance, music, and verbal commentary are used to meet and greet visitors and guests.