ART OF HULA - Saturday, August 13
KAMUELA, HAWAI‘I - Hālau Hula Ka No`eau will present the ART OF HULA at the Kahilu Theatre, in Waimea, August 13 at 2:00 PM. The hula school, under the direction of Michael Pili Pang is celebrating 25 years of hula. The concert is the culmination of their celebration and a homecoming for many of the dancers.
The ART OF HULA concert will showcase the creative works of Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang. “The concert is a celebration of dance” says Pang. “We want to celebrate our traditions, our accomplishments, and the family we have become over the past twenty-five years.”
Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang founded Hālau Hula Ka No`eau in 1986. Today, there are two schools: one in Waimea and one in Honolulu; with graduate kumu hula from the hālau teaching classes in Waimea, Honoka‘a, Hilo, Kona, Waikoloa, and at Chicago, Illinois.
The goals of Hālau Hula Ka No`eau has been to promote and sustain the inherent cultural and artistic values of Hawaiian dance. To further this goal a performing company was formed and concerts, workshops and lectures on hula were created. Since 1994, they have performed throughout North America, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.