Hula Performances

Volcano Art Center presents: 2020 Hula Arts at Kīlauea

Unuokeahi by Dino Morrow Photography

Hula Kahiko

(10:30am – 11:30am)

Typically held on the 3rd (or sometimes 2nd) Saturday of each month, hula hālau from across Hawaiʻi have been invited to perform in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. This special site was realized through the vision of (the late) hula master Edith Kanaka`ole, kumu hula of Hālau o Kekuhi. The kahua hula is located just a short walking distance from the Volcano Art Center Gallery in an area known as Ka‘auea. This sacred spot affords the kumu (master) and haumana (student) a pristine view into Halema`uma`u, the home of volcanic deity Pelehonuamea. This schedule is subject to change.  Please check with Desiree at (808) 987-7288 or email volcanohula@gmail.com  to confirm dates.

January 11 – Nā Kumu Pelehonuamea Harman & Kekoa Harman with Hālau I Ka Leo Ola O Nā Mamo

February 15 –Kumu Hula Keala Ching with Nā Wai Iwi Ola

March 14 – Nā Kumu Hula Kaʻea Lyons & Lily Lyons with Hālau Kaʻeaikahelelani

April 11 – Kumu Hula Kini Kawaʻa with Kua O Ka Lā Public Charter School

May 9 – Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima – Hālau O Kou Lima Nani ʻE

June 20 – Kumu Hula Liana Aveiro with Hālau Malanai

Nā Mea Hula – Arts and Traditions of Hula

Held in conjunction with hula kahiko performances,  join Native Hawaiian cultural specialist Loke Kamanu and her ʻohana, or slack key guitar player Randy Lorenzo on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery as they share with you “Nā Mea Hula” (all things hula).  Come and learn a hula, use various hula implements and try your hand at lei making.  Experience the different aspects that play an integral role in the life of the hula dancer.  These cultural demonstrations are hands-on and family friendly and occur from 11am -1pm on Hula Kahiko performance days.

 

Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻohana

February 15, May 9, July 18, September 12, November 14

(11am-1pm)

Nā Mea Hula with Randy Lorenzo

March 14, June 20, August 15, October 10, December 19

(11am-1pm)

 

These free cultural events are supported in part by Hawai’i Tourism’s Kūkulu Ola Program. However, National Park fees apply.  Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies and procedures to participate in this event should contact VAC at (808) 967-8222 or email volcanohula@gmail.com as soon as possible but no later than 14 days before the scheduled event.