San Francisco-based Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu? features hula as a fully theatrical and visually captivating experience, thrilling audiences with a blend of traditional and contemporary forms of Hawaiian dance. The group's trademark hula mua style honors tradition while bringing hula into a modern realm, and performances are given in a "talk-story" format that incorporates narration to provide a rich cultural context in which to understand the hula. "The lasting aftereffect is something like having seen flowers that breathe and butterflies that think" (Los Angeles Times).
Education and Community Events:
Fri, Mar 17, 5:00-6:00 pm, Location TBA
Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu demonstrates their hula mua style of Hawaiian dance, which blends traditional and contemporary forms of hula.
Sat, Mar 18 matinee, Zellerbach Hall
Post-performance discussion with artistic director Patrick MakuakÃ¤ne
Added by claudinerlco on January 16, 2006