Our Halau competed in the 2017 Merrie Monarch, bringing our love of hula and the Hawaiian culture to audiences near and far. It was a memorable experience for our ‘Olapa and our Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima.
The Volcano Art Center’s 2015 Hula Kahiko Series featured Hula Halau O Kou Lima Nani E with their performance on Saturday, June 20, 2015. It is always a privilege to perform at Ka’auea Hula Pa. Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima and her halau shared the story of Pele, Hi’iaka and Lohi’au. Please visit our News Page for a pictorial journey of this very special performance..
The island of Kaua’i was the setting for the 2014 Ka ‘Aha Hula o Hālauaola Hula Conference. Kumu Hula Iwalani Kalima and her hālau members spent a week immersed in the spiritual awakening of the Hawaiian culture through all aspects of hula, including huaka’i to kōkua and mālama the ‘āina. Kumu Iwalani taught a workshop, “The Basic Beats and Rhythms to the Ipuheke,” that had students from the U.S. mainland, Europe, Asia and Hawai’i all eager to learn. She also taught a hula workshop during which she taught “Poliahu I Ke Kapu” and as a special treat, the haku mele, Hawane Rios, stopped in to share her mana’o about her composition. Kumu Iwalani and her halau look forward to having the hula conference return to the Island of Hawai’i in 2018!
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