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Samadhi Hawaii was founded on Maui in 2004 by 'Ulalena original cast/aerialist Andrea Torres, with Ana Prada, Marcus Quiniones and Yayoi Hara. The Aerial Dance Company is currently located in Honolulu on the island of Oahu and has grown into the top Cirque Style Performers in the islands as well as a prospering aerial dance and acrobatic school that takes circus arts to a another level.

An Aerial Dance Performance Troupe made in Hawaii!!

Samadhi brings Aerial Artistry to Corporate Events, Stage Productions, Dance & Theatre Shows, Nightclubs, Music Awards, Private Functions, Grand Openings, Polynesian Luaus, Fundraisers, Community Festivals, etc. Both Indoor and Outdoor.
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Indian philosophy
Sanskrit Samādhi
(“total self-collectedness”), in Hindu and Buddhist religion and philosophy, the highest state of mental concentration that a person can achieve while still bound to the body and which unites him with the highest reality. Samadhi is a state of profound and utterly absorptive contemplation of the Absolute that is undisturbed by desire, anger, or any other ego-generated thought or emotion. It is a state of joyful calm, or even of rapture and beatitude, in which one maintains one’s full mental alertness and acuity. Samadhi is regarded in Hinduism and Buddhism as the climax of all spiritual and intellectual activity. The power to attain samadhi is a precondition of attaining release from the cycle of rebirths (saṃsāra). Hence the death of a person having this power is also considered a samadhi. By a further extension, the site where a person believed to be so empowered was cremated is in modern times also referred to as a samadhi; thus the site of Mohandas Gandhi’s cremation in Delhi is officially named Gandhi’s samadhi.

Samadhi Hawai'i Founders:
Andrea Torres, Ana Prada, Marcus Quiniones, Yayoi Hara

Director: Andrea Torres

Assistant Director and Youth Company Director: Nicole Young

Company Members: Andrea Torres, Nicole Young, Jesa Simpkins, Danielle Cohen, Fabe Gin, Wainani Hansen, Tracy Thorstad

Main Aerial Instructors:
Andrea Torres, Nicole Young, Danielle Cohen, Jesa Simpkins, Marie Takazawa, Victoria Moorhouse

Acrobatic Instructor: Erzsi Palko

Teaching Staff, Assistants, Apprentices:
Carissa Lowe, Dora Choy, Chris Johnson, Alana Cole-Faber, Brit Matsumoto, Audrey Moreland

Assistants, Apprentices: Sharlene Bliss, Michael Lemes, Sarah Modisette

Guest Artists: Katie Duman, Wailana Simcock, Jamie Nakama, Ana Prada,

Substitute/Guest Instructors:
Wainani Hansen, Fabe Gin, Tracy Thorstad, Jamie Nakama, Katie Duman, Wailana Simcock, Ana Prada

Vayu Aerial Yoga: Ana Prada, Jesa Simpkins, Andrea Torres,

Volary Aerial Burlesque Company: Nicole Young, Andrea Torres, Jesa Simpkins, Katie Duman, Danielle Cohen, Fabe Gin, Wainani Hansen, Tracy Thorstad

Volary Aerial Burlesque Guest Performers: Chris Johnson, Erzsi Palko, Kyle Thalman, Dr. Eric, Cherry Blossom Cabaret, Martin Doluz

Volary Aerial Burlesque Original Cast:
Nicole Young, Andrea Torres, Jesa Simpkins, Katie Duman, Danielle Cohen, Stephanie Jones, Fabe Gin, Wainani Hansen, Cocoa Chandellier & Giinko Marischino

Current Samadhi Hawaii Youth Company: Lexee Howes, Kylee Rose Howes, Alecia Griffin, Aurora Yokota, Aviva Urbanc, Kalia Ferri, Kiriana Lawrence, Callie Shinoda, Joy Ogasawara, Hebee Olivier, Juju Cooney

Riggers - Richard Gee, Harry Sawyer, Eric Chun

Partners in Creation- Giinko Marischino, John Signor, Taimane Gardner, Michael Gonhata

" What if..." Summer Performing Arts Program Director: Andrea Torres, John Signor

"What if..." Summer Performing Arts Program Performing Team: Primo Lagaso Goldberg, Gabriel Kapuni Goes, Hebee Olivier, Koa Yokota, Aurora Yokota

CIRC'OHANA Youth Exchange Program: Le Studio, Los Angeles, California
Director: Nathalie Gaulthier, www.lestudiola.com

CIRC'OHANA Youth Exchange Program 2011: Chayton Davenport, Primo Goldberg, Hebee Olivier, Alexandra Takemoto, Aviva Urbanc, Aurora Yokota, Koa Yokota

OHANA - past and future - Maria Alexandra, Chandra Miars, Tera Beck, Kim Breitbach, Raymond Silos, Luis Silos, Abby Sved, Aitara Sved, Mary Chapman, April Wagner, April Mae, Tara Mansfield, Marcus Quiniones, Yvette Richards, Darren Miller, Capoeira Besouro Hawaii, Mario Nanguse, Norbert Larsen, Cocoa Chandellier, Summer Partlon, Malia Oliver, Malia Yamamoto, KK, Chase Ren Kaminaka, Ehulani Kane, Starr Kalahiki, Doug Floyd, Brett Fovargue, Amanda Furgiuele, Julie Harris, Gabriel Kapuni Goes

PHOTO Credits - Sergio Goes, Paulo Mendes, Kaveh Kardan, Andrea Torres, Chris Mcdonough, Darren Miller, Twain Newhart, Joe Marquez, Amber Crago

Videographer - Gabe Cabagbag

Supported by - BOCA Hawaii, Spa Pure, The Artzone Hawaii, Paradise Televisions,

...embracing all. past and future into the now...


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