Volcano Art Center presents: 2019 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.
January 12 – Nā Kumu Pelehonuamea Harman & Kekoa Harman with Hālau I Ka Leo Ola O Nā Mamo
February 16 –Kumu Hula Keala Ching with Nā Wai Iwi Ola
March 9 – Nā Kumu Hula Kaʻea Lyons & Lily Lyons with Hālau Kaʻeaikahelelani
April 13 – Kumu Kini Kaʻawa with haumana (students) of Kua O Ka Lā Public Charter School
May 18 – Kumu Hula Wahineaukai Mercado with haumana (students) of Ke Ana Laʻahana Public Charter School
June 15 – Kumu Hula Lorna Lim with Hālau Kawehileimamoikawekiu’okohala
July 20 – Kumu Hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani
August 17 – Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima with Hula Hālau O Kou Lima NaniʻE
September 21 – Kumu Hula Paul Neves with Hālau Haʻa Kea o Kinohi
October 19 – Kumu Hula Manaiakalani Kalua with AKAUNU
November 16 – Kumu Haʻamauliola Aiona with haumana (students) of Ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu Public Charter School
December 14 – Kumu Hula Kapuaikapoliopele Ka’au’a with Unuokeahi and Unuiti
Nā Mea Hula – Arts and Traditions of Hula
Held in conjunction with hula kahiko performances, join Kumu hula Moses Kahoʻokele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani, Native Hawaiian cultural specialist Loke Kamanu and her ʻohana, or ‘ukulele player Wes Awana 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 Kumu Kaho‘okele Crabbe with Halauolaokalani
March 9, June 15, September 21, December 14
Nā Mea Hula with Loke Kamanu and ʻohana
January 12, April 13, July 20, October 19
Nā Mea Hula with Wes Awana
February 16, May 18, August 17, November 16
These free events are supported in part by Hawaiʻi Tourism through the Community Enrichment 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 firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible but no later than 14 days before the scheduled event.