Author Jerry Hopkins - 181 pages - Black-White & Color Photos - Hardcover. Hawai'i in the 1970s was a vibrant time; a Hawaiian Renaissance was
being led, in part, by the renewed popularity of and interest in hula as an
integral part of Hawaiian culture. The Hula was originally written by
Jerry Hopkins in 1978, with assistance from Rebecca Kamili'ia Erikson, and it
has been a significant narrative on the dance form ever since. Hopkins's book
was the first to offer readers a comprehensive history of hula aimed at a
Three decades later, The Hula has not been superseded. This reissue of
The Hula has been updated and edited by Hawaiian music and hula expert Amy
Ku'uleialoha Stillman and enhanced by poignant photographs and graphics, makes
an overview of hula once again available to new generations of hula dancers,
cultural enthusiasts and fans alike.
This revised edition incorporates the same graphics as the original, but has
been completely redesigned.