Volcano Art Center presents: 2020 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 16 – Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima – Hālau O Kou Lima Nani ʻE
June 20 – Kumu Hula Liana Aveiro with Hālau Malanai
July 18 – Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani
August 15 – Ryan McCormack with Maunuunu
September 12 – Manaiakalani Kalua with Akaunu
October 10 – Micah Kamohoaliʻi with Hālau Nā Kipuʻupuʻu
November 14 – Haʻamauliola Aiona with Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu Public Charter School
December 19 – Kapuaikapoliopele Kaʻauʻa with Unuokeahi me Unuiti
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
Nā Mea Hula with Randy Lorenzo
March 14, June 20, August 15, October 10, December 19
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 email@example.com as soon as possible but no later than 14 days before the scheduled event.