Hula Kahiko: Kumuhula Iwalani Kalima with Halau Kou Lima Nani E
Hula halau from across Hawai`i and beyond 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) pre-eminent hula master Edith Kanaka`ole, kumu hula of Halau `o Kekuhi. The kahua hula is located just a short walking distance from the Volcano Art Gallery in an area known as Ka`auea. This sacred spot affords the kumu and haumana (student) a pristine view into Halama`uma`u, home of goddess Pelehonuamea.
This performance is presented authentically in a natural setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun/rain gear and sitting mats.
This free event is supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawai`i, Dept. of Research and Development and the Hawai`I Tourism Authority.