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By Mahealani Uchiyama,Naomi Leina'ala Kalama

ISBN-10: 1623170559

ISBN-13: 9781623170554

a good source for college kids of conventional Hawaiian dance, this pretty guide jam-packed with archival photos covers the origins, language, etiquette, ceremonies, and the non secular tradition of hula. Hula, the indigenous dance of Hawai'i, preserves major facets of Native Hawaiian tradition with powerful ties to overall healthiness and spirituality. Kumu Hula, people who're culturally famous hula specialists and educators, retain and proportion this cultural culture, conveying Hawaiian background and religious ideals during this specific type of cultural and creative expression, comprising particular managed rhythmic pursuits that increase the that means and poetry of the accompanying songs.

Emphasizing the significance of cultural literacy, the Handbook starts with an outline of the origins of hula, its historical past in Hawai'i, and the primacy of the religious concentration of the dance. The e-book is going directly to introduce halau etiquette and practices, and explains the structure of a traditional hula presentation, including the genres of hula and the regalia worn via the dancers. useful elements include sections on Hawaiian language and chant and a thesaurus of hula instructions and footwork.

Author Mahealani Uchiyama educated in Hawaii within the hula lineage of Joseph Kamoha'i Kaha'ulelio and is at present the Kumu Hula at the Halau Ku Ua Tuahine in Berkeley, California. because the founder and inventive director of the guts for foreign Dance and board member of Dance Arts West, the manufacturers of San Francisco's annual Ethnic Dance pageant, Uchiyama's method of hula is deeply holistic and reflects her heritage in indigenous knowledge traditions and cultural alternate and interaction.

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