Common Ground Dance Festival V

Friday, December 8th from 7:00pm to Saturday, December 9th, 2023 7:00pm (HT)

Seabury Hall Performing Arts presents

Common Ground Dance Festival V

A collective of Maui’s youth-based movement arts programs in concert with the Seabury dance programs.

Directed by David Ward

 Friday & Saturday December 8 & 9 @ 7pm

`A`ali`ikūhonua Creative Arts Center

Seabury Hall, Makawao, Hawai’i

Adults $15, Kupuna $12, Students $7 (Keiki 4 & under free)

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Following the huge success of last year’s Common Ground concert, we are back with another spectacular festival of dance from Maui’s most prominent dance-makers, educators, and young performers!

“It’s been a dream of mine,” says Seabury Hall Dance director David Ward, “to bring youth groups together on a common ground to share our art while building stronger relationships and respect for each other's contributions to arts education.”

Now in its fifth rendition, Common Ground continues to reach out to bring arts organizations together, building bridges that connect us in a common goal of creating safe and inspirational spaces for the youth of Maui to learn, thrive, and express themselves.

This year’s lineup includes Seabury Hall’s Jasmine Gorman who will open the festival with a hula and returning participants Evolution Dance Academy and Momentum Dance Maui. They are excited to return and share their passion for dance, which includes dramatic jazz, hip-hop, modern, and ballet pieces.

“Everyone had such a great experience in our first four festivals,” says Ward. “They value not only the exposure but the chance for students to meet and dance with other students from around the island.”

“One of the highlights for me in the past festivals backstage was seeing the kids huddled in the wings watching with such enthusiasm while other kids performed. For students to see the diversity of material and the quality of expertise on this small island, it’s inspirational.”

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Parking Details
Please enter campus through Hanamu Rd and park in the upper parking lot.