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It may be winter in Wisconsin, but Olbrich’s Children of the Rainforest series can transport you to a sunny island alongside traditional Polynesian dancers. Sit back and relax as Olbrich brings the culture of the Polynesian Islands to you on Saturday, Feb. 18.

The Milwaukee-based Hale O Malo Polynesian dancers return to Olbrich for two special performances as part of the Children of the Rainforest series. 

Be enchanted by the movement and rhythms of live dancers, drummers, and musicians from the islands of Hawaii, Somoa, Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti and New Zealand. Listen to the colorful sounds of traditional Polynesian instruments like the tuetti drums and ukulele. If you’re feeling brave, test your skills by dancing to the “huki lau” hula dance, or try the “haka” male warrior dance from New Zealand.

After the performance, take a stroll and enjoy the warmth of Madison’s own tropics, the Bolz Conservatory.

Performances are at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Tickets for Children of the Rainforest are $3 for adults and $2 for children ages 3 to 12. Children ages 2 and under are free.  Tickets are available at the door before each performance.

For more information call 608-246-4550. Olbrich Botanical Gardens is located in Madison, Wisconsin on the shore of Lake Monona at 3330 Atwood Avenue. Visit Olbrich's website at www.olbrich.org.


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