Volcano Art Center presents: 2017 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 21 – Nā Kumu hula Pelehonuamea and Kekoa Harman with Hālau i Ka Leo Ola o Na Mamo
Feb 11 – Kumu hula Manaiakalani Kalua with Akaunu
Mar 18 – Kumu hula Pele Kaio / UNUKUPUKUPU, presenting students of Unulau and Papa Hu’elepo
Apr 15 – Nā Kumu Leilehua Yuen and Manu Josiah
May 20 – Kumu Keala Ching with Ka Pa Hula Na Wai Iwi Ola.
June 24 – Kumu hula Iwalani Kalima with Hālau Kou Lima Nani E
July 15 – Kumu hula Kaho`okele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani
Aug 19 – Nā Kumu hula Liana Aveiro & Keikilani Curnan with Hālau Waiau
Sept 16 – Kumu hula Paul Neves with Hālau Haʻa Kea o Kinohi
Oct 21 – Kumu hula Micah Kamohoali`i with Hālau Na Kipu`upu`u
Nov 18 – Kumu Haʻamauliola Aiona with Ke Kula o Nawahiokalaniʻopuʻu PCS
Dec 16 – Kumu hula Sammye Ku`ualoha Young with Hālau Na Lei Hiwahiwa o Kuʻualoha
Nā Mea Hula – Arts and Traditions of Hula
Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻohana
Apr 15, June 24, July 15, Aug 19
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
Jan 21, Feb 11, March 18, May 20
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
Sept 16, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec16
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)
Monday, 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.