Volcano Art Center presents: 2018 Hula Arts at Kīlauea
(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 email@example.com to confirm dates.
Jan. 20 – Pelehonuamea Harman and Kekoa Harman – Halau I Ka Leo Ola O Na Mamo
Feb. 17 – Yuki Ka‘ea Lyons and Lily Kahelelani Lyons Dudoit – Halau Ka‘eaikahelelani*
Mar. 10 – Pele Kaio – Unulau
April 14 – Kini Kawa‘a – Kua O Ka La Public Charter School*
May 19 – Wahineaukai Mercado – Ke Ana La‘ahana Public Charter School*
June 16 – Hope Keawe – Hula Halau Mana‘olana*
July 21 – Moses Kaho‘okele Crabbe – Halauolaokalani
Aug. 18 – Iwalani Kalima – Halau Kou Lima Nani E
Sept. 15 – Paul Neves – Hula Halau Ha‘a Kea o Kinohi
Oct. 13 – Micah Kamohoali‘i – Halau Na Kipu‘upu‘u
Nov. 17 – Ha‘amauliola Aiona – Ke Kula ‘O Nāwahīokalani’ōpuʻu Iki Lab Public Charter School
Dec. 15 – Kapuaokalaniiikapoliopele Kaaua – Unuokeahi*
Nā Mea Hula – Arts and Traditions of Hula
Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻohana
Held once a month in conjunction with the Hula Kahiko performance at the kahua hula, the public is invited to join Native Hawaiian cultural specialist Loke Kamanu and her `ohana as they set up shop on the lanai of the Volcano Art Gallery. Presenting a lovely display of “Na Mea Hula” (all things hula), Loke will share a variety of instruments, implements and lei styles that play an integral role in the life of the hula practitioner. This memorable demonstration is hands-on and family friendly.
Nā Mea Hula with Kumu Ab Valencia and Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu
Held in conjunction with hula kahiko performances at the pā hula at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, please join Kumu Hula Ab Valencia and members of Hālau Hula Kalehuaki‘eki‘eika‘iu 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. This cultural demonstration is hands-on and family friendly.
Nā Mea Hula with Kumu Kaho‘okele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani
Held in conjunction with hula kahiko performances at the pā hula at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, please join Kumu hula Kaho`okele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani 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. This cultural demonstration is hands-on and family friendly.
May Day is Lei Day
(10:30am – 1:30pm)
Tuesday, May 1
In Hawai`i, May Day is Lei Day. A beloved island celebration, May Day honors the unique way that Hawai`i’s multi-cultural traditions are woven together to create a more interesting, more tolerant and more beautiful community. Join Volcano area musician Wes Awana and learn local favorites and popular hapa-haole tunes on the `ukulele. With hundreds of fragrant blossoms and plant materials provided by the Volcano Art Center Gallery, learn tips to sewing the perfect lei, the proper protocol of giving and receiving a lei and more.
These free events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`i Tourism Authority and individual funding from members of the Volcano Art Center’s ʻohana. 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 Desiree at (808) 987-7288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible but no later than 14 days before the scheduled event.