Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang Hula Workshops & Events
- Community & Culture
- Zen Life & Meditation Center of Chicago, Oak Park IL
An exciting collaborative performance by the American Indian Center and Halau i Ka Pono - The Hula School of Chicago, featuring Native American Indian dances and storytelling, and Native Hawaiian dances. This performance is made possible by the Chicago Community Trust. Proceeds go to fund the continuing work of cultural preservation by the American Indian Center of Chicago and Halau i Ka Pono.
$10 in advance / $15 at the door / $7 for seniors(60 years+), students, people with disabilities, and military personnel
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
June Tanoue email@example.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes please bring your printed ticket to the event.
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.
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