Hula dance company to perform
The Mid-Pacific Institute School of the Arts award-winning dance company, Pupukahi I Ke Alo O Na Pua, will perform at 7 p.m. today at the Laguna Beach High School Artists' Theatre, 625 Park Ave.
Under the direction of master hula teacher, (Kumu Hula) Michael Casupang, the troupe gave workshops to all of the high school dance students Thursday and today at the school, where they had the opportunity to learn about the history of the hula, basic foot movements, steps and costuming, said Kevin Yates, spokeswoman for the Laguna Beach Unified School District.
As a part of the educational exchange, students from both schools will participate in a collaboration piece, choreographed by Casupang and LBHS dance director and teacher Lisa Jay, combining the different dance forms they have been studying over the years.
Cost is a $5 donation at the door.
Club members learn from Ocean Institute