Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nā Pua O Ka Maile Dance at Emalani Festival

Dancers from Nā Pua O Kamaile, Island Schoolʻs halau, joined Papa Laua'e o Makana halau under the direction of Kumu Kauka's hula sister Kumu Mauliola Cook, at this year's Eo E Emalani celebration in Koke'e this past Saturday. I.S. parents, Aimee and Jeremy Brown, were the group's musicians for the two 'auana (modern) numbers.
Kumu Kauka is off-island but she wanted the halau to have the experience of dancing in this non-competitive sharing of hula to honor Queen Emma.


Na Pua O Ka Maile. Kneeling from l-r: Maya Rivera ʻ18, Aliana Ho ʻ18, Carina Metzger ʻ17, Lindsey Nakea-Tresler ʻ18; standing from l-r: Lexi Warnock ʻ19, Maren Vilz ʻ17, Brianna Binder ʻ18 and Moeko Fukada ʻ15.