Ho`ailona - Forces of Nature

Event Details

Ho`ailona - Forces of Nature

Time: July 26, 2008 at 2pm
Location: El Camino Little Theater
Street: 1320 Mission Rd
City/Town: South San Francisco
Website or Map: http://www.keikialii.com
Phone: 650-588-1091
Event Type: Ho`ike, /, Fundraiser
Organized By: Halau o Keikiali`i / Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center
Latest Activity: May 29, 2008

Event Description

Contact: Kawika Alfiche, Hâlau o Keikiali’i
Tel. (650) 588-1091 / Email: info@apop.net

Halau o Keikiali`i presents a Hula Production entitled Ho`ailona
Exploring answers to life’s questions through the environmental signs

South San Francisco – Hâlau o Keikiali’i is pleased to announce its upcoming Ho’ike (Hula performance), entitled, Ho’ailona: Forces of Nature on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The performances will take place at El Camino Little Theater, 1320 Mission Road in South San Francisco. Tickets are $15-25.
For more information, call (650) 588-1091 or log onto www.apop.net.
The Hawaiian concept of Ho’ailona is based on the idea that our natural World constantly reflects what we need to know and understand – that is if we choose to pay close attention. Ho’ailona can take many forms, direct communication from a higher spirit or an ancestor warning us of impending danger. The World, in its constant flux, speaks to us through the language of Nature. Through poetry, dance, and music, Hâlau o Keikiali’i will reveal through the art of Hula how these Ho’ailona - omens found in nature – guide and shape our lives.
The energetic hula of this production tell the story of the powerful natural phenomena that affect our world. Fifty performers chant of the coming of the Pele family from the Godly lands of Kahiki. Thirty dancers bring to life an ancient prophecy from signs revealed of the coming of foreigners from the far off oceans. Our ancients had hundreds of names for the winds and rains that carve our landscape. The hula calls out to these different elements and reminds us that we are but a small part of this great planet, Papahanaumoku, Mother Earth.
Hâlau o Keikiali’i is a Hawaiian Cultural Group based in South San Francisco. Since 1994, its goal has been to educate the public about Hawaiian Culture, and its traditional customs, values and protocols. Besides having regular scheduled classes, Hâlau o Keikiali’i strives to perpetuate the rich culture of Hawaiian people through educational workshops, performances, and other cultural events. Kawika Alfiche, Kumu Hula (Hula Teacher) of Hâlau o Keikiali’i and Director of the Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center states, “The great part about this production is its appeal to both young and old, for the avid hula audience or first timers. Ho`ailona is sure to be an inspiring production with lively dances, chants, songs and beautiful clothing that will include the entire halau, some 80 dancers, ages ranging from 5 to 75 years old. Ho`ailona are meant to guide us and we hope our audience will gain a deeper understanding of our world, the environmental signs that are relevant to us and how we can utilize this understanding today.”
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