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Bonus footage from Micah Naruo interview

Talking story with fire knife dancer Micah Naruo at Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria media day

Posted October 5, 2010 by Ed Morita

Bonus footage of Melissa Chang, Jason Kim (@turkeyboy808) and I talking story with fire knife dancer, Micah Naruo at Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria media day. Some of the things we discussed were Micah learning how to put on stage makeup, how performers’ masks are made, turning athletes into Cirque acrobats and tattoos.


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  1. Cirque_HI
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 4:06 am

    Merci beaucoup! Hope you enjoy the show. We canʻt wait to open on Oct. 15. Wait, I take that back. Weʻre having a wonderful time relaxing in Hawaiʻi. A few more days off, and then we canʻt wait to open!

  2. melissa808
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Sometimes the best stuff comes out when you’re just talking story!

  3. edmorita
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    @Cirque_HI I bought my ticket to the Oct 15th show a month ago. I can’t wait!

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Ed Morita spent more than a decade working as a pastry chef at some of the country's premiere resorts and restaurants, including the Halekulani Hotel, The Greenbrier Resort & Spa in West Virginia, Bay Harbor Yacht Club in Michigan and Longhi’s Restaurant in Honolulu. After a near-career-ending injury forced him out of the kitchen, he embarked on a new career as a food writer, photographer and blogger for Metromix Honolulu and Nonstop Honolulu (, where he now writes the Baker's Hours blog. He's also entered the realm of politics, serving as the photography captain for the Abercrombie for Governor campaign in 2010, then becoming Gov. Abercrombie's official photographer until 2012 when he became the Social Media Director for the Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate campaign. He's excited and honored to be the official blogger for the 2012 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. You can follow Ed's adventures online at

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