An excellent basic resource for the serious hula student! Here is brief background information about the origins of Hawaii, its people, and the hula, pre-contact traditions, gods, kapu system, the Monarchy, traditional halau practices, various types of hula, costuming, hula etiquette, a glossary of hula commands and footwork, plus resources
Complete easy-to-follow choreographies, lyrics, English translations, and background information for 14 well-known ancient Hawaiian chants, plus an appendix of hula gestures, dance steps, and terminology: E Ho Mai, Ho'opuka E Ka La Ma Ka Hikina, Aia La O Pele I Hawaii, Kawika, Lili'u E, Ula No Weo, Nohili, Kalakaua, Ano'ai Ku'u Wehi, Ke Lei Mai La, E Ho'i Ke Aloha I Ni'ihau, Halehale Ke Aloha and He Mele No Ka Ua Tuahine.
A study of the genre of ancient hula that is accompanied by the ipu/ipu heke, that predates the so-called modern hula of the Kalakaua era. Includes background, mele, terms, classifications, implements used, accompanying hula steps, and Hula Pele; plus vintage photos, a bibliography, and a discography.
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.