October had a couple small events that kept us on our toes.
Auntie Rose and a couple of our dancers helped out with the homecoming event for Chula Vista High School. The Performing Arts Department put on a halftime show that incorporated songs and dances from different countries. Auntie Rose taught more than 40 students a short chant and dance to represent Guam in their program. On the day of the the event, a few Imahen Taotao Tano dancers helped the students get dressed into proper costumes and adorned them with flowers. It was a learning opportunity for many. Students were curious to understand why we used certain items and the meanings behind them.
We were blessed to be a part of a Celebration of Life for our fellow dancer Suzanne’s Nana (Auntie Nena), Ana Guerrero. She was a beautiful woman whose legacy will live on with her family. The event was opened up with a beautiful and heartfelt Bendision. This is the traditional CHamoru blessing. It was an opportunity to give Inafa’maolek to a woman who provided a love of culture, family, and faith. Shout out to our fellow dancer, Lilah with Bears Incredible Edibles for making “Nanas’ Yummy Cake”. I truly believe she was looking down on her family and smiling with pride.
Sunday the 21st was a beautiful day to celebrate the 1st birthday of Arryah with a small show. – Si Yu’us Ma’ase for including us!
Biba Kumplianos I fa’fa’någue-ta, Auntie Rose!
Please enjoy a few pics from the months happenings