Halau i Ka Pono - The Hula School of Chicago 5th Anniversary Celebration & Kanikapila
Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
Oak Park, IL
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for an afternoon of Hawaiian music and dance!!! We're excited that Shasta Hud and Halau Hula O Puanani, Tina Eggert and Halau Ho'ohiwhiwa i Ka Pu'uwai, Jason Poole, Hoapili, Elua and more are joining us!!!!
Sunday, September 21st 12 - 4 pm. Come enjoy a wonderful taste of aloha!
163 N Humphrey
Oak Park, IL
Free parking on Lake and Ontario Streets
The performances are also a farewell to the Hula Mound since we are selling our house. While the event is FREE, we are asking for contributions to help bring kumu hula from Hawaii to keep our cultural connections strong.
When & Where
Halau i Ka Pono - The Hula School of Chicago
Halau i Ka Pono is a Hawaiian hula school in Chicago based in Oak Park, IL. June Kaililani Tanoue, Kumu Hula (master teacher), established the school in 2009. She is a student of Kumu Hula Michael Pii Pang who is in the hula lineage of Maiki Aiu Lake and Mae Kamamalu Klein.
Hula is the art of Hawaiian dance expressing all that we see, hear, taste, touch, and feel.
Halau translates as “meeting house or place of learning,” and i Ka Pono means “of goodness, well-being, righteousness.” Another way to say this is “place to cultivate the goodness.” Our purpose is to teach indigenous Hawaiian culture and stories through the joy of dance.
Hula and healing go hand in hand. The dance is a wonderful way to strengthen and get energy moving in the core muscles of the body. It connects us to the grounding energy of the earth and opens us to the warm spirit of Aloha. There are elements of mindful centering, flowing and breath-work involved in this Native Hawaiian dance form. All ages can benefit.