Dance in Concert 2023

Featuring work by guest artist Toni M. Kemehana Pasion

Photo by Clinton James

About the guest artist

Toni M. Kemehana Pasion is a multi-disciplinary artist, educator, and holistic health practitioner. Toni is an alakaʻi (hula leader) of Hālau Hula O Ka Mahina Poepoe, Philippine folk dancer with Kayamanan Ng Lahi, and practitioner of Filipino martial arts. Toni’s community work and research centers on the voices of practitioners, Filipino/a/x experiences, Pacific Islander experiences, and communal and holistic health in diasporic contexts.  Toni’s dance career and journey as a lifelong student has led her to performing, teaching, and researching internationally in Germany; the Philippines; Guåhan (Guam); U.K.; Beijing, China; Mexico; Aotearoa (New Zealand), Samoa; and Hawaiʻi, as well as in various U.S. states.

Toni holds a Masters of Arts degree in Dance with an emphasis in Culture and Performance Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, degrees in Asian American Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies from the University of California, Riverside, and a degree in Liberal Arts from Santa Monica College.


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