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Kelley Klein

on 27 April 2010

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Hawaiian Hula Dancing Presentation by Kelley Klein History of Hula <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/snhJL7yIVw8&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/snhJL7yIVw8&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object> "Dancing as an expression of joy" Hula is defined as... "The soul of Hawaii" Captain Cook's Definition "an expression of joy" King Kalakaua
took action going
against the
visiting missionaries
in the early 1800s He developed his own group of Hula dancers So, Hula is obviously an important part
of Hawaii's culture today The Legends Those who think Hula started in Kauai believe in the love story of Lohiau and Pele Some say the "birthplace of Hula" was on Molokai and first danced by the goddess,
Laka Traditions of Hula Danced by men and women From rituals and ceremonies to entertainment The Pahu drum Hula traditional dress Movement "Every movement in the Hula has a significant meaning,
and every expression of the
dancer's hands has great significance." The dancer is telling a story through the
movement of their body and hands. They may be imitating a palm tree,
war, or even animals Halau Hula Students must obey Kumu and the rules of no cutting hair or nails, eating of certain foods, and sex Kumu Hula teachers instill the traditional values Now Hawaiian cultural revival More Hawaiians practicing hula A new political dimension Phoenix Aloha Festival "The fact that Hula is now recognized as an art form
(an not only as a tourist attraction)
is an important step in the preservation of Hula." Your Turn to Learn! Take off your shoes! How To Hula With your tables create a
movement imitating an
action, object, or emotion
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