Two performances solely at Leeward Theatre – March twenty fifth and twenty sixth, 2023
Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakāne and his award-winning dance troupe, Nā Lei Hulu i ka Wēkiu, current a completely new present, MĀHŪ, for 2 performances solely. Na Lei Hulu’s latest manufacturing options a number of the most well-known māhū artists in Hawai’i at the moment, together with Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Kuini, and Kaumakaʻiwa Kanakaʻole. The efficiency schedule is as follows: Saturday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 26th at 2:00 p.m.
Creative Director Patrick Makuakāne says, “We’re showcasing a number of the most participating Hawaiian māhū artists of our time, every of whom possesses a novel vibe and persona which arouses a particular choreographic method producing hula that feels recent, probably forbidden, and barely harmful. Every music, dance and luxuriously sequined garment was chosen as a deliberate alternative to be extravagant, or on the very least pleasurably provocative. No fillers allowed.”
Common Worth: $40 – $60
Pre-Present Reception: $25 Improve
Pre-show Reception contains an improve to the ticket. Early entry into the Black Field Theatre. Get pleasure from mild refreshments, together with a few of Kumu Patrick’s favourite desserts, and meet a māhū or two! Tickets can be found at www.leeward.hawaii.edu/occasions/na-lei-hulu-i-ka-wekiu/.
About Nā Lei Hulu i ka Wēkiu
Based in 1985, Nā Lei Hulu i ka Wēkiu (“the numerous feathered wreaths on the summit, held in excessive esteem”) is dedicated to instructing and preserving Hawaiian tradition by way of hula whereas constructing and nurturing a vibrant group. It has a efficiency group of nearly25 dancers and gives courses to college students to start with and intermediate ranges. The group holds academic workshops all year long in Hawaiian language, historical past, and humanities and crafts. The corporate has carried out in areas all through California, and in New York, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Honolulu. For additional info on Nā Lei Hulu i ka Wēkiu, go to naleihulu.org.
About Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakāne
Patrick Makuakāne is a Kumu Hula, choreographer, dancer, director, raconteur and succulent fetishist who finds inspiration throughout the house between custom and innovation. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, he studied with two of Hawaiʻi’s revered hula masters, Robert Uluwehi Cazimero and Mae Kamāmalu Klein. In 2003, he obtained the title of Kumu Hula by way of a conventional ʻūniki ʻailolo ceremony curated by Mrs Klein. He’s theFounder and Director of the Hawaiian dance firm and cultural group, Nā Lei Hulu i ka Wēkiu of San Francisco, and is thought for his creativity and ground-breaking theatrical performances. Whereas a passionate preservor of custom, his artistry additionally crafts a provactive remedy of custom that leaps ahead in significant and shocking methods. He appreciates how dichotomy is usually a highly effective software to create work, particularly because it pertains to upending misconceived notions concerning hula. This has resulted in productions exploring colonization and the present US occupation of Hawaiʻi, hula as group builder in San Quentin State Jail, and Native Hawaiian transgender artists, In 2022, was given a particular Lifetime Achievement Kulia i ka Nu’u Award from the Honolulu Kumu Patrick Chamber of Commerce of Northern California. He was a recipient of the celebrated Hewlett 50 Arts Fee in 2020, supporting the creation and premier of fifty distinctive works by world-class artists. 2019 introduced a Dance/USA Fellowship with an emphasis on dance for social change. San Francisco Arts Fee offered him with a Legacy award in 2018, recognizing his long-term dedication to educating the broader group on the significance of tradition within the arts. As the previous creative director for the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Competition, Makuakāne is a passionate advocate for equal illustration and funding for the worldwide dance group. He at present serves because the non secular and cultural advisor for the Native Hawaiian Religioius Religious Group at San Quentin State Jail. His newest tasks are writing and choreographing a musical based mostly on the famend epic story of Hello’iakaikapoliopele and creating/directing a Hawaiian language opera based mostly on the lifetime of Native Hawaiian patriot Timoteo Haʻalilio for the Hawai’i Opera Theatre.