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Hula Ki‘i: Performance and Discussion

Hula Ki‘i: Performance and Discussion

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Castle Theater

Presented in collaboration with the Hula Preservation Society, this is a performance and discussion on an ancient hula form, hula ki‘i—dance with an image, or as an image—shared by three lines that actively practice it today.

Hula ki‘i can be  manifested in different ways: dancers may form the ki‘i with their own bodies, or they dance with or manipulate puppets made of natural materials like wood, coconuts, stones, shells, nuts, greens, kapa, fibers, and feathers.

Featured ki‘i artists participating in the event include Kaponoai Molitau, Aulii Mitchell, and Mauliola Cook.

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