The Le-La-La Dancers are a traditional Kwakwaka’wakw (pronounced kwa kwa key wok) dance company who present First Nations culture of Northern Vancouver Island, located in British Columbia, Canada. The group has shared their culture by entertaining and educating throughout the world for over 25 years under the direction of George Me’las Taylor.
The history, traditions and customs of our Kwakwaka’wakw Nations peoples’ goes back thousands of years. Ceremonial potlatches are held by family chiefs as a means to display and show ownership of their cultural wealth through song, dance and feasting. The family rights to perform these ceremonial dances and songs are passed down from generation to generation among many witnesses. The members of our company come from families with
chiefly traditions and have inherited rights to perform the sacred dances of their ancestors.
What we do….
We provide an engaging exhibition of our aboriginal culture in song and dance through the beat of the drums. Our high energy demonstrations bring the ancient legends of our people alive through vibrant regalia featuring carved cedar masks, button blankets and headdresses.
How we do it….
We present our culture traditionally, professionally and proudly. We have been hired throughout the world to perform in an ever expanding variety of events. From every level of educational institutes and local & international cultural festivals to noteworthy diplomatic events, we strive to give all of our clients a moving and unforgettable performance.
We can adapt to meet your needs , from a 5 minute welcome song and dance, to a 1 hour performance. Please contact us for further information.
- Meet & Greet Singing & Drumming Welcoming
- Opening & Closing Ceremonies
- Spirit of the Masks Performance
- Cultural & Educational Presentations