New York Outrigger is pleased to present Kaina Quenga at the Hawaiian Airlines Stage and the Family Tent for the 2016 Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge on Saturday, June 11.
Kaina Quenga grew up in Hilo, HawaiI, where she studied and performed hula ‘dance’ in Hawaiian. She moved to Brooklyn in 2001, where she performs and also teaches Hawaiian cultural traditions and Tahitian dance. Kaina offers open classes in Brooklyn and Manhattan and is known as “Miss Aloha” by her preschool students in the Bronx. In addition to dance, her students learn about Hawaiian musical implements, like the “uli uli” gourd feather rattle, and Hawaiian chants. She is particularly adept at teaching young children and seniors, because her classes can be choreographed to focus on the upper body for seated participants with movement limitations. Kaina emphasizes audience participation; group performances can also be arranged. https://www.