Arts Briefs

Tahitian dance group Te’arama visits Kenai Peninsula on tour

The Pratt Museum is the host of a cultural exchange tour by Tahitian dance group Te’arama. Dancers, musicians and elders will visit the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Ninilchik Traditional Council and the villages of Nanwalek and Port Graham for small performances, workshops and cultural sharing. In Homer, they conduct drumming and dancing workshops on Monday, Aug. 14.

The drum workshop is 5:30-7 p.m. and the dance workshop is 7-8:30 p.m., with a fee of $25 per class or $20 for Pratt and Homer Council on the Arts members. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, Te’arama performs as part of the Homer Dance and Aerial Festival at the Mariner Theater.Tickets are $10/person or $30/immediate family.

Register for classes or get tickets through Homer Council on the Arts. Call 235-4288 or visit

The Te’arama program was made possible with funding by Rasmuson Foundation through the Harper Arts Touring Fund, and is administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Additional support from Chugachmiut, Ninilchik Natives Association, Port Graham Corporation and the Homer Foundation.

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