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HAUMANA HULA HANDBOOK BASIC FOOTWORK DVD HAUMANA HULA HANDBOOK BASIC FOOTWORK DEMONSTRATION DVD

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The companion DVD to The New Haumana Hula Handbook by Mahealani Uchiyama. Presented here are Basic Steps of Hula Pa Ipu as practiced by Halau Ka Ua Tuahine. In the large, well-lit Mahealani Uchiyama Center for International Dance the instructor calls out various hula commands and the hula students execute the steps and hand positions. This uninterrupted hula class is an excellent instructional demonstration to learn the hula steps, or follow along for a low-impact practice session of authentic hula. Steps include: Aholo, Ami Kahela, Ami Kuku, Ami Poniu, Hela, Ho'oholo, Kaholo, Kaholo Uwehe, Ka'o, Kawelu, Ki'i Ki'i Wawae, Ku'i, Lele, Lele Ami, Lele Uwehe, O, Oniu, Oniu Kuku, O'opa, Ulili, and Uwehe. (17 minutes)

Our Price: $18.00
A NIGHT IN HAWAII WITH DON HO DVD A NIGHT IN HAWAII WITH DON HO DVD

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1200 fans at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Dome thrilled to this one-time reunion concert and retrospective of Don Ho& the Alliis. First heard in the 60's at Dukes in Waikiki, Don Ho became one of Hawaii's most recognized entertainers. He is joined by guests Nina Rapozo, Nani Lee, Robin Wilson Graham and others. Songs performed include Tiny Bubbles, I'll Remember You, Hawaiian Wedding Song, Lahaina Luna (with hula dancers), Hawaii Aloha, Following Sea, You May Go, If I Had To Do It All Over Again,Suck 'Em Up and more. (60 minutes)

Our Price: $22.00
KANOE MILLER ROMANTIC WAIKIKI HULA KANOE MILLER ROMANTIC WAIKIKI HULA DVD

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    Lovely Kanoe Miller, former Miss Hawaii, captures the "magic" that happens when you combine the romance of the hula with the charm of old hapa-haole melodies.  Reminiscent of an earlier gentler era in Hawaii, she performs ten expressive hulas in ten different costumes.  Each dance is filmed in a beautiful tropical location that complements the specific hula being performed.  From a palm tree grove at sunset or a sandy beach to a WW II era night club; from a ti leaf skirt, a graceful holoku, or a sarong to a glittering cellophane hula skirt, Kanoe brings you the many dimensions of these favorite hulas: Waikiki, Kaimana Hila, Blue Lei, Soft Green Seas, Lovely Hula hands, Keep Your Eyes on the Hands, Sweet Leilani, Hawaiian Vamp, Love Song of Kalua, I'll Remember YouShe provides and introduction to each dance, plus shares her daily experiences in Hawaii such as making a ti leaf skirt, picking out a fresh flower lei, or walking her dog. (Feature run time: 46 minutes)
    DVD menu allows you to choose: Entire Feature Performances with introductions as described above; Entire Feature Performances with Kanoe's Commentary (the music is softened as Kanoe describes her lei, costume, the location, and personal meanings that the dance holds for her); Dances Only; Dances Only with Commentary; Chapters; or Interviews.
Kanoe also provides insightful interviews that feature background information, inspiration and personal memories to add to your full experience of these hula, songs, costumes and locations: Musicians Hiram Olsen, Casey Olsen and Dennis Keohokalole, Professional Lei-maker Amelia Bailey, Composer R. Alex Anderson's children, Composer Andy Cummings' wife, Composer Harry Owen's son, and Showman Extraordinaire Milton "Tuni" I.  (Interview run time: 80 minutes) (10 page booklet included)

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Dances of Life DVD DANCES OF LIFE DVD

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For nearly 50,000 years dances and songs have been an expression of Pacific Islanders' origins, their journeys, their struggles - their very existence. These are their "dance stories" - their DANCES OF LIFE. Today Pacific Islanders are struggling to maintain their identity and traditions, and dance is central to these efforts. For centuries it has remained one of the most powerful vehicles for transmitting culture. We hear from cultural leaders and dance instructors as we watch authentically costumed native dancers perform each island's traditional dances with on-screen translations of the songs they are performing. Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) narrates. Includes: New Zealand - meaning and performance of Haka and Poi Ball Dances. Paulau - First-Born Ceremony and Dances. Guam - Culture and Dances. American Samoa - Slap Dance, meaning of the Taualuga Dance and costume, the chosen Taupou Maiden. New Caledonia - Culture and Dances. (57 minutes)
DVD Features: 4:3 Letterbox; Closed Captioned

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TIARE PUROTU SHOW DVD TIARE PUROTU SHOW DVD

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Cultural Educational Exchange Program featuring: The Tiare Purotu Dancers & Drummers

Brief explanations and demonstrations are given for various types of Tahitian drums, tying pareaus (9 styles for women, 3 for men), and Tahitian dance steps for men and women. The group then performs several dances including "Tahiti Nui", one using hats as dance props, and an otea with elaborate costumes and extra-long ii iis. (35 minutes)

Our Price: $18.00