Patrick Makuakāne on Balancing Tradition and Innovation
The Hawaiian choreographer talks about his new recording and finding the boundaries between creation and disruption.
The Crooked Path to Normal in Live Performances
The return to live performances is happening, but there is still uncertainty about what will be allowed, and how soon. We talk to NY Phil’s Deborah Borda, SF Sym’s Mark Hanson, and The Wallis’s Paul Crewes to get their thoughts.
Hawaiian Hula | Hula Dance Photography
Hula is a dance form accompanied by chant or song. It was developed in the Hawaiian Islands by the Polynesians who originally settled there
The Ancient Hawaiian Legacy of Kahiko Hula
In seclusion on an island in Hawaii, men move in strong succinct, yet graceful, motions guided by the rhythm of a polished gourd struck with purposeful motion of the chanter. The ocean rails against the shore competing with their calls, their chanting, and their hula. Kahiko is the most ancient form of hula and it is never performed with a grass skirt nor accompanied by a ukulele and steel guitar. It is, rather, a solemn Hula with sacred ties and strong purpose. Kahiko Hula is danced to the…
Hawaiian Dancer by Denise Mazzocco
This is one of the incredible Polynesian dancers in the Spirit Of Aloha dinner show at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.