PRODUCTIONS

See segments of our past shows below. Tau Dance Theater has coined the term, Pōhuli, a dance style that respectfully combines hula, modern dance, and ballet, contributing to the evolutionary movement language of our global village.

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Pōli'ahu

A 2011 production that honors the Hawaiian Goddess, Pōli'ahu, of the snows of Maunakea, and her sisters Lilinoe, Waiau, and Kalauakolea whose elements are also of the cold, water, winds, rains and mist forms.  

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Kava

2019 Hō'ina Concert - Oceanic fusion depicting the ceremonial elements of kava ritual.  Kava or 'Ava is part of the oceanic culture to this day and had roots reaching back hundreds of years.

Pray

2019 Hō'ina Concert - Featuring native Hawaiian singer, Mahi'ai Kekumu, the women of TDT dancing an evolved style of traditional hula, Lua Kala'au (Two sticks) juxtaposition to pole aerialist, Austin Dylan Lee.

Beauty of Maunakea

A short film by TDT founding company member, Holly Chung.  Showing a deeper side of the mana'o (meaning) of this dance by utilizing footage from rehearsals and the Ho'ina Concert 2019.  Capturing the melding of genre,  technique and vocabulary of Pōhuli, the responsible fusion of hula, modern dance and ballet.

'Aue

2019 Hō'ina Concert - Grandmothers aria from the original TDT opera, NAUPAKA (2009).  Libretto written by Artistic Director, Peter Rockford Espiritu, original score by pianist and composer, John Signor, native Hawaiian singer Starr Kalahiki and aerialist, Andrea Torres.