In words and lots of glorious color photos; here is the story of the hula from ancient times to the present: its origins and meaning, pre- and post-contact hula, the Pele legends, the evolution of the dance, King Kalakaua, accompanying implements, hula kitsch, hula art, and much more. Highly recommended.
Portrays the beauty of the hula through exquisite photographic images and educates the reader of the many disciplines necessary to properly execute the dance. Includes hula terminology and commands, instructions for hula steps and for making ti leaf and grass skirts, various types of hula, and implements used.
With vivid, whimsical illustrations and lyrical writing, Carla Golembe shares the history, meaning, and spirit of hula. The words and pictures pair together in much the same way that the chants and movements of hula complement each other, and the accompanying read-along CD further immerses readers and listeners in the joy of the dance.
Complete background and instructions for long and short poi balls (single and double), stick games, action songs and dances, haka (men's posture dances), and the welcome ceremony. Also several choreographies, costuming, and games. Many illustrations of each movement, plus color photos of authentically costumed dancers.