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  • Hula Kahiko Kane

    Hula Kahiko Kane (2013) offers up a private performance of a sacred, pre-Western hula by one of Hawaii’s premiere male dancers.  For this work, Maida inserts a recording of his own racing heartbeat in place of the chant and drum, which typically accompany such a dance.  A primal signifier of life, fear, and excitement, the accelerated pulse invites interpretations that are as layered as the dance itself.