Calendar of Events

Mar
9
Sat
2024
Hula Kahiko: Unulau, a hālau hula under the direction of Kumu Hula Pele Kaio
Mar 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Unulau, a hālau hula under the direction of Kumu Hula Pele Kaio

Saturday, March 9, 2024 | 10:30am

The Volcano Art Center’s Hula Kahiko program continues on Saturday, March 9th at 10:30am with a performance by Unulau, a hālau hula under the direction of Kumu Hula Pele Kaio. The performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by the Volcano Art Center at the kahua hula (hula platform) near the Volcano Art Center Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

Unulau means “The multitudes of UNU”. UNU is a name that is shared by all hālau born from Unukupukupu. Unulau is anchored in the philosophy, teachings, and fire traditions of the hula ʻaihaʻa. Unulau continues to promote and perpetuate ʻike (knowledge) and education through hula – hula is the platform by which we engage, inspire, and inform our relationship to the environment and the spirit.

The performance takes place, rain or shine, in a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats. National Park entrance fees apply. These free events are supported by Volcano Art Center’s members.

To donate to the Hula Arts at Kīlauea programs or to find out more information please contact Emily C. Weiss at info@volcanoartcenter.org or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

These free events are supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai’i or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jun
8
Sat
2024
Hula Kahiko: Hālau Hula Malanai under the direction of Kumu Hula Liana Leiʻilima Kanaʻiaupuni Aveiro
Jun 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Volcano Art Center’s Hula Arts at Kīlauea 2024 performance series continues Saturday, June 8th with a presentation by Hālau Hula Malanai under the direction of Kumu Hula Liana Leiʻilima Kanaʻiaupuni Aveiro. The performance begins at 10:30am at the pā hula in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Although, the event is free, Park entrance fees apply.

 Hālau Hula Malanai is an offshoot of Hālau Hula Ka Noʻeau. Kumu Liana studied under Master Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang for more than 20 years, graduating as a Kumu Hula through traditional uniki ceremony, and passage. Hālau Hula Malanaiʻs hula geneology comes from na master Kumu Hula Auntie Maiki Aiu Lake and Auntie Mae Kamamalu Klein, dating back to the Royal Court Hula dancers. Kumu Liana continues to perpetuate the traditions and distinct “hula kuʻi styling in both the hula kahiko and hula auwana that has been passed down through generations from Auntie Maiki.

Kumu Liana supports and instills the importance of sharing hula at annual events including Huliheʻe Palace, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Maunalani’s Honu Release, Waimea Keiki Festival, May Day Celebrations, the Ukulele Festival, and many others.  She believes that sharing storytelling through hula is a responsibility as a kumu hula within the community.  Using the phrase “Hula is life” reflects her hula roots, genealogy, and goals for her halau.

 Hālau Hula Malanai is located at Konoho Kuahiwi in the uplands of Waimea with haumana ranging from age 4 to adult women.  Hālau Hula Malanaiʻs name was given by Kumu Hula Pili Pang and takes us to one of their core Hula auwana “Waika.”  Located in this area, Hālau Hula Malanai carries the name of the distinct Breeze that is clean, cool, and refreshing.  A breeze that promotes love on many different levels.

These free events are supported by donations from members of the Volcano Art Center. Donations are welcome to continue future programs. In case of extreme weather, there is a possibility that the performance will be moved indoors to the Kīlauea Visitors Center Auditorium where seating is limited.

Aug
10
Sat
2024
Hula Kahiko: Featuring Kumu hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe with hālau Hālauolaokalani
Aug 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Hula Kahiko: Featuring Kumu hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe with hālau Halauolaokalani on August 10, 2024.

Volcano Art Center’s Hula Arts at Kīlauea performance series continues on Saturday, August 12th, featuring Kumu Hula Kahoʻokele Crabbe and hālau Halauokalani.
The 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.  The performance begins at 10:30am at the kahua hula (platform) in the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
After graduating in 1995 at Puʻupueokapu, Waikane, Oʻahu with traditional ʻuniki ceremonies under his teacher kumu hula Robert Cazimero, kumu hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe founded Halauolaokalani in 1999.
The hālau’s performance this year will honor Auntie Dutchie Kapu Saffery who was the spiritual “mother” of the halau and to many in the community. She was a graduate of Maiki Aiu Lake of Hālau Hula o Maiki and an ‘olapa of Papa Lehua who passed in February of this year. The hālau will present traditional mele kahiko as taught to Kumu Crabbe by his kumu, Robert Uluwehi Cazimero of Halau Na Kamalei. Special guest soloist Cathy Liliaokalani Kasparovitch Arnold will also perform.
Halauolaokalani is a branch of the hula family of Auntie Maiki Aiu Lake who was the teacher of Kumu Crabbe’s teacher, Robert Uluwehi Cazimero.
The hula performance is presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats, and to arrive early as parking at the Visitor’s Center is limited, additional parking is available at the Steam Vents parking lot.

These free events are supported by donations from member’s of the Volcano Art Center. Donations are welcome to continue future programs. The Volcano Art Center is a non-profit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts.

Sep
14
Sat
2024
Hula Kahiko: Featuring Hula Iwalani Kalima with Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani Ē
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Volcano Art Center’s Hula Arts at Kīlauea performance series continues on Saturday, September 14th with a hula kahiko performance featuring Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima with Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani Ē. The performance is part of a year-round series sponsored by the Volcano Art Center. Hula hālau from across Hawai‘i are invited to perform each month.  The hour-long performance begins at 10:30am at the kahua hula (platform) in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Park entrance fees apply.

Hula Hālau O Kou Lima Nani Ē was founded in 1986 to coordinate cultural education programs that benefit Hawai‘i communities.  From Keaukaha – Hilo, HI. their hula lineage is from Uncle George Lanakilakeikiahiali’i Na’ope, a great master of Hula and Hawaiian Culture. He was also the co-founder of the world’s greatest hula event the “Merrie Monarch Festival”. Hālau kou lima nani e is proud to perpetuate his style of hula and regularly performs at numerous events, festivals, and competitions.  Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima shares “hula is one of the greatest avenues to keeping the culture of Hawaiʻi living, we embrace hula and enlighten people through our dance.”

The presentation is presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats, and to arrive early as parking at the Visitor’s Center is limited, additional parking is available at the Steam Vents parking lot.

These free events are currently supported by donations from member’s of the Volcano Art Center.  Donations are welcome to continue future programs. The Volcano Art Center is a non-profit art and educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts.  Visit www.volcanoartcenter.org or call 967-8222 for more information.

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