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Hmong dancers to perform at Waelderhaus

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WHILE PERFORMING at the Waelderhaus in Kohler on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m., the LunaBellas will be dressed in embroidered costumes and elaborate silver jewelry that feature prominently in Hmong ethnic dances. – Submitted photo

Arts at the Waelderhaus, a series of intimate performances at the historic “house in the woods” in Kohler, welcomes the LunaBellas, a local Hmong dance troupe, which will perform traditional Hmong dances as well as provide a presentation about Hmong culture on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m.

During the dance performance, the LunaBellas, who will be dressed from head to toe with bells and charms that swing and jingle with the slightest motion, will perform dance combinations filled with the bubbly energy characteristic of Hmong dance.

The melding of movement and melody that are a hallmark of Hmong folk dance will be on display with the jingling jewelry creating a ringing that is infectiously jolly.

Following their dance repertoire, the LunaBellas will describe their embroidered costumes and elaborate silver jewelry that feature prominently in Hmong ethnic dances, as well as share the story of the Hmong journey from the mountainous regions of Laos and Vietnam to Wisconsin.

Admission is free with reservations encouraged due to limited seating. No tickets are necessary.

To reserve a seat, call the Waelderhaus at 920-453-2851 or email www.kohlerfoundation.org

The Waelderhaus, which is managed by Kohler Foundation, offers unique cultural events throughout the year.

It is located at 1100 West Riverside Drive in Kohler, and is open daily (except holidays) to the public for guided tours free of charge at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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