Positivity is key at the upcoming Love Life event.
And whether that upbeat expression is displayed in hip hop, hula or swing, dancing is a stylish way to spread those positive vibes.
“Everyone really walks away feeling inspired in a positive way, they’re stoked to be exposed to cool things happening,” said Lila Metzger, Love Life Creative Festival & Allstyles Dance festival director.
The seventh annual event isn’t just for dancers. The event launched in 2009 after a terrible amount of teen suicide occurred on Kauai as a way to inject a positive, drug-free and suicide-free culture in Hawaii by inspiring a love for life through creative expressions such as dance, music, visual art, fashion and food. So plenty of painters and other artists will be at the June 6 showcase at the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center, as will entertainers, a fashion show, vendors, and food trucks.
Special guests include Style Element Crew B-boys Remind, Crumb, Artson’s Maui’s all female Ambersand Dance Co., and KUGA performers.
“KUGA believes that through education and exposure to positive creative outlets Kauai’s youth be able to overcome the pressures of adolescents and depression.” the group’s website states promoting the event. “We are proud to say this event has grown exponentially over the years in attendance number and quality.”
A hip-hop arena will be the site where 3×3 dance battles take place as will a final Monarchy 1×1 Invitational B-Boy battle.
Tickets are $10 in advance and are $15 at the door. Children age two and under get in for free. The main festival starts at 4 outside runs until 9:30 p.m. All-styles dance showcases in the main theater will be at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.