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Free Polynesian Dance Shows with Holiday Twist Resume at Outlets of Maui

(LR): Lokelani Vasquez, Salote Vasquez, Kau’i Pridn, Kahea Domogma and Ailani Garcia Montiel bring Polynesian culture to life in colorful costumes and a welcoming Aloha spirit. Image Courtesy: Maui Outlets

The Outlets of Maui on Front Street in Lahaina is relaunching free Polynesian dance shows with a holiday twist to celebrate the Christmas season.

The performances will take the audience on a tour of the Polynesian dance performances that originated throughout the islands of Polynesia, including New Zealand, Tahiti, and Hawaii. Maui’s performers will show how Hawaii celebrates the Christmas season with festive costumes, music, and favorite Christmas performances.

Polynesian dance performances at the 150,000-square-foot shopping and dining center have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The performances are produced by Omakwa Productions and directed by Maui Kioni Manuel, who hosts,
He sings and performs with the live theater group on every show. Manuel has a long and successful history in
Entertainment on the island of Maui as a singer, songwriter, producer and radio host.

Annella Domogma and Lillinois Shepherd celebrate the Christmas season. Halo these young artists start at the age of 3 to learn traditional cultural dances. Image courtesy: Maui Outlets.

Aumakua Productions halau brings together youth dance groups and offers scholarship opportunities to young performers as they progress through their Hawaiian and cultural performance curriculum.

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Shows will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday at the ALOHA Outlets of Maui, near HIC Surf and Kate Spade.

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Maui outlets will continue to take health precautions by requiring guests to maintain an appropriate social distance, stay within their own groups, and respect the space of other public guests. Seating will not be provided at this time.

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