Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7pm-9pm
Join architect and photographer Boone Morrison for “A History of the Kahua Hula” presentation and discussion on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 7pm – 9pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.
This special site was realized through the vision of the late hula master Edith Kanaka‘ole, kumu hula of Hālau o Kekuhi. It is a sacred location that affords the kumu (master) and haumāna (student) a pristine view into Halema‘uma‘u, the home of volcanic deity Pelehonuamea. Hula hālau from across Hawaiʻi and beyond, have performed on the kahua hula (hula platform), a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting. The kahua hula is located just a short walking distance from the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in an area known as Ka‘auea.
Volcano resident Morrison had an integral role in founding Volcano Art Center, and establishing a sacred space for hula within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Morrison will discuss his experiences in the construction, history, and dedication of the kahua hula in this evening’s event. Hula practitioners, enthusiasts, and history buffs will enjoy this informative, engaging presentation.
This presentation is free; however, a $5 donation is greatly appreciated.
This evening is part of a once-a-month Thursday night series at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment. The series is intended to inspire, enhance your appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections.