A story until now untold about six generations of Hawaiian women, masters of hula, who propelled preservation of Hawaiian arts into the 21st century will be shared by the Beamer-Solomon Halau O Po’ohala (hula school) from Waimea, Island of Hawaii, at New York City’s Peter Norton Symphony Space on Broadway at 8 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2011.
Called “Eia Ka Hula: Behold The Hula,” this performance will bring to life the Beamer-Solomon family’s 150-year cultural legacy through hula, ancient chants, significant moments in Hawaiian history and family stories. The Beamer-Solomon hula drama of kahiko (ancient) and auwana (contemporary) dances will be directed by the current halau Hula Loea (dance master) with commentary by her sister, Malama Solomon, Ph.D., who serves as the halau Kakau ‘Olelo (Hawaiian historian).
Tickets for the performance at Peter Norton Symphony Space are $35 with special prices available for seniors, students, children and Halawai members. For tickets, go to Symphony Space.
Kimo Hula Workshop Saturday, June 4, 2011
Halau O Po’o hala will present a workshop sharing the Beamer-Solomon method of dance from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2011 at New York City’s Dodger Atelier. Workshop cost is $50. For information or to register, to to halawai.org.
For a preview of the Beamer-Solomon style of hula, view this video: