A.K.A. Ka Inoa

An excerpt of this new work will be performed as part of
New York/Pacific Island Time
at the 92nd Street Y, Harkness Dance Center
Curated by John-Mario Sevilla and Hālāwai

Fri & Sat, Dec 8 & 9 at 8pm
Sun, Dec 10 at 3pm


A.K.A. Ka Inoa is a montage of supple movement, unmitigated characters, colorful ribbons, and Bauch’s personal story, spliced together to unpack our attachment to cultural identity and push it against the needs of personal identity.  Bauch mines her experiences as a multiracial, native New Yorker with Hawaiian ancestry carrying the weight of being named after Hawaii’s most significant deity.

Inoa, n., Hawaiian for

1. Name, term, title.
2. Namesake.
3. An affectionate term for affinal relatives, or in-laws of in-laws, or relatives usually not related by blood, or of the common relative…
4. Name chant or song.

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