My work is my play, inspired by soulful sensual love immersions with life, lightened by shedding eons of inculcated shame, brightened by embracing self, respecting others, caring for home, local and global. From corn-fed Minnesota boyhood to cultural intrigues in Germany (college, travel), New York (art studies, civil rights work and dance career beginnings), and France (modern dancing) I arrived in Hawai`i in 1973, receiving an MFA from UHM and taught and performed island-wide, also as the Hawai`i Island Arts Coordinator for the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Beyond dance, which has morphed into a continuing love for hula, I enjoy the visual arts (http://kalani.com/RichardKoob), particularly figure drawing, painting, architecture, as well as singing and writing (E Ho Mai, free download). Passions include yoga, volleyball and swimming. In 1975 I co-founded Kalani Oceanside Retreat, a community cooperative creation presenting 50 cultural activities per week, 100 events per year.