Student performers prepare for annual lu’au

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Student performers prepare for annual lu’au

Rachel Richardson, ’18, leads by example from the front, rehearsing a Hula to be performed at the 44th annual Lu’au.

Rachel Richardson, ’18, leads by example from the front, rehearsing a Hula to be performed at the 44th annual Lu’au.

Griffin Yerian/staff photographer

Rachel Richardson, ’18, leads by example from the front, rehearsing a Hula to be performed at the 44th annual Lu’au.

Griffin Yerian/staff photographer

Griffin Yerian/staff photographer

Rachel Richardson, ’18, leads by example from the front, rehearsing a Hula to be performed at the 44th annual Lu’au.

Megan Ditore, Staff Writer

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Linfield College’s 44th Annual Lu’au will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Ted Wilson Gymnasium on April 30, 2016 with dinner being served from 5-7 p.m. in the Rutschman Field House.

Tickets to the performance can be purchased online at linfieldtickets.com.

Kiana Sniffen, ’18, one of the students in charge of teaching the performance, leads the group through the routine.

Griffin Yerian/staff photographer
Kiana Sniffen, ’18, one of the students in charge of teaching the performance, leads the group through the routine.

“The mission of each annual Lu’au is to share our Hawaiian culture with the Linfield community. We hope to entertain the crowd as we journey through the Polynesian islands together,” said Nalea Trujillo, ’16, the co-chair of Luau.

Her favorite part of Lu’au is the people she said.

“Lu’au is a huge event and with that comes a lot of planning and practicing. After spending a great deal of time together, it is nothing short of incredible to gain a home away from home. The participants started as nothing more than classmates, shortly after friends and now as we count down to the final weeks, family.”

Katie Cantu, ’17, is participating in five dances this year. This is her second year participating. After she watched luau her freshman year, she wanted to get involved. She is excited to see the little skits in-between the dances that the boys perform.

Rachel Richardson, ’18, observes the other participants practice for the 44th annual Lu’au, hosted and organized by the Hawaiian Club.

Griffin Yerian/staff photographer
Rachel Richardson, ’18, observes the other participants practice for the 44th annual Lu’au, hosted and organized by the Hawaiian Club.

There are about twelve dances in total to encompass the different cultures of the Polynesian islands.

“Lu’au is fun. A lot of hard work goes into it and we just want to show people what we have been working on.” Cantu said.

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