The Spiritual Importance of Ancient Hawaiian Hula
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Lehua Lopez, a native Hawaiian cultural anthropologist, will be conducting a lecture/presentation on "The Spiritual Importance of Ancient Hawaiian Hula," another class in a series explicating the belief systems underlying the Hawaiian culture. Dancing hula kahiko, ancient hula, connects Hawaiians to their deities, their natural environment, and each other. It is an offering from deep within to everything around them. How Hawaiians prepare to dance, what they wear, and how they perform conveys the richness and depth of one of the most unique forms of dancing expressions in the world. This class will explore what Hawaiian stories tell us about ancient hula: who taught humans (women and men) how to dance, who danced and where they performed, and why the hula is so important. Video and audio demonstrations will be showcased. Kalamai ia`u, how to dance the hula will not be taught.
Lehua Lopez, a native Hawaiian cultural anthropologist, has been researching Hawaiian culture for more than 40 years.Born and raised in Hawai`i Nei, Ms. Lopez has taught keiki (children) and adult classes in Hawaiian culture for more than 35 years. She is a gifted presenter and delights her audiences with mesmerizing stories and complex insights.
Class Price: $12/per person sliding scale
Fees will be collected at the door, the day of the lecture.
For more information and to register for this class, please contact Lehua Lopez at (505) 585-8473 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register as soon as possible because space is limited.