"An artistic display of Hawaiian culture and storytelling."

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Hālau O Kekuhi

Harnessing the force of the mighty volcanoes and the serene beauty of the forests that are their neighbors, the members of this acclaimed and highly respected hula troupe sing and dance in honor of Pele, the goddess of fire and the creator of their native islands. The Hawaiian classical dance ensemble specializes in the vigorous and kinetic ‘aiha‘a style of hula and chant, handed down from woman to woman for more than eight generations of the Kanaka’ole family in Hilo, on the Big Island.


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Community Dance Class
Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 11am
Bancroft Dance Studio
A class on the fundamentals and traditions of Hawaiian hula, taught by Māhealani Uchiyama, an award-winning dancer, musician, composer, choreographer, recording artist, and teacher. An advocate for cross-cultural understanding, she is the founder and artistic director of the Māhea Uchiyama Center for International Dance and kumu hula (hula teacher) at Hālau Ka Ua Tuahine of Berkeley. Open to all ages and abilities. $10.


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Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]