Crater Rim Drive
Saturday, February 17 from 10:30 – 11:30am.
The Volcano Art Center’s 2018 Hula Kahiko series continues on Saturday, February 17 at 10:30am with a performance by Nā Kumu Hula Kaʻea Lyons & Lily Kahelelani Lyons Dudiot with Hālau Ka’eaikahelelani.
The Kumu Hula (Hula Teachers) of Hālau Ka’eaikahelelani are Ka’ea Lyons and Lily Kahelelani Lyons. Both native residents of Kalaoa, Kona. Ka’ea and Lily come from a family of hula dancers and musicians and are proud to have the opportunity to carry on this legacy that was gifted to them by their mother Sally Alohikea-Toko. Their hula years span their lifetime, each with over 35 years of experience. As students of Halau Nā Lei ‘O Kaholoku they participated in the annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, traveled to Japan, New Zealand, Tahiti, Taiwan and all across the U.S.
This performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by the Volcano Art Center. For the series, hula hālau from across Hawai‘i are invited to perform each month in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This presentation will be presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats.
These free events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Research and Development and the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority and individual funding from members of the Volcano Art Center’s ʻohana.