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Hula & Oli Classes with Kumu Keala Ching 2012
February 11, 2012, @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm HST
February 11, 2012
Hula & Oli Classes
with Kumu Keala Ching
from the island of Hawai’i
Saturday, Feb 11
Hula Basic Steps 2:00 – 3:00 pm $25
Hula Dance Class 3:00 – 4:00 pm $30
Oli (chanting) 4:00 – 5:00 pm $30
$50 for Hula Dance and Oli Class
Hula Basic Steps is an introductory class to the art of hula. Experienced dancers can also refresh their knowledge of the foundations of the dance. Beginners are strongly encouraged to take the Basic Steps class before the Hula Dance Class.
Hula Dance Class: The hula “Ku’u One Hanau e” will be taught. “My place of birth is indeed my foundation! How do I understand the rightful path, if I am not knowledgeable of my place of birth? I must seek the righteous path within myself and I will know how to live. If I am unaware of such a righteous way, I must build my place of birth within, for it is there I will give honor to life.”
Oli Class: The chant “Maluhia” will be taught. “Peace, where is it? Inspired indeed by the arched rainbow, the path of the Higher Spirit. The splendor of the Higher Spirit is seen as the peace resonates from within. Peace is there! Seek never the peace outside of your life, peace is found within. Inspire!” Lyrics
Kumu Keala Ching
Kumu Keala Ching is a Hawaiian cultural educator, composer, songwriter, and spiritual advisor to many Hawaiian organizations. Under the tutelage of Loea Frank Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, Keala has spent many years learning and building his knowledge. Recently he graduated in the ‘uniki rites to be a kumu hula. He is fluent in the Hawaiian language, which he uses as the foundation for teaching all of his students. He currently lives in Kailua-Kona, where he is Kumu Hula for Ka Pa Hula Na Wai Iwi Ola. As a composer of chants and mele, he travels the world to share hula. Kumu Keala is Co-founder and Executive Director of Na Wai Iwi Ola (NWIO) Foundation. He is also Kumu Hula and cultural advisor to halau in California, Japan and Switzerland.