September 08 - September 09, 2017
Performance Times Below
Kū Mai Ka Hula features award-winning hālau competing in solo and group performances . This year’s invitees include hālau from Japan and the U.S. Mainland, as well as Hawai‘i Island, Maui, and Oahu.
Male and female dancers perform both kahiko (traditional) and ‘auana (modern) hula stylings.
Expect to see hālau competing in a level of performance as in more well-known competitions, yet this event takes place in our own comfortable, professional, and beautiful venue of Castle Theater, right here on Maui!
The solo competition will take place Friday evening and the group competition and awards ceremony will be Saturday afternoon.
From 11:45am - 12:30pm on Saturday, there will be a performance in the Yokouchi Pavilion by the Napili Kai Foundation, Kumu Hula Holoau Ralar.
Attendees can browse and shop displays of made-in-Hawai‘i products from an array of crafters and artisans before and throughout the Friday and Saturday performances. A full selection of food & beverages will be available for purchase in the Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard.
Presented by MACC and Kauahea Inc.
Audience members are permitted to take photos (NO FLASH!) and videos during the performances using a cell phone or point-and-shoot camera—no professional equipment. Please be respectful of patrons sitting near you and do not block anyone’s view of the competition. DO NOT USE A FLASH! It disrupts the competition and can distract the dancers. If you post to social media, please use the hashtag #kumaikahula and tag the MACC. We are on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!
Tickets: $25 (plus applicable fees)
Tickets on sale Friday, August 4
|Thursday September 7||Kākua Ka Pā‘ū: A Discussion on ‘A‘ahu Hula||7:30 PM|
|Friday September 8||Solo Competition||6:00 PM|
|Saturday September 9||Group Competition & Awards||1:00 PM|