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2018 Hula and Craft Workshop

Ke Kukui Foundation

Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Friday, July 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

2018 Hula and Craft Workshop

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Thursday AM: Hula, Oli or Tahitian
SEE EVENT DETAILS BELOW FOR AVAILABLE CLASSES IN THIS SESSION. Price includes breakfast. After choosing this option and clicking "Register" you will be able to make your class selection on the next screen.
Jul 25, 2018 $65.00 $4.31
Thursday AM: Lomilomi for Beginners & Techniques for Hula Dancers
Price includes breakfast. Please bring a pareau to change into so that you can get the full benefit of this massage.
Jul 25, 2018 $70.00 $4.56
Thursday AM: Lei Haku
Price includes breakfast. Flowers will be provided. Please bring scissors, towel and a spray bottle to class.
Jul 25, 2018 $80.00 $5.07
Thursday AM: Restoration of Cultural Identity   more info Jul 26, 2018 $45.00 $3.30
Thursday AM: Kuʻi Kalo - Poi Pounding History & Moʻolelo   more info Jul 26, 2018 $65.00 $4.31
Thursday AM: Hulu - Featherwork
Price includes breakfast.
Jul 25, 2018 $80.00 $5.07
Thursday AM/PM: Wa‘a Traditions and Paddling
Full day class. Price includes breakfast and lunch. Classroom instruction 9-11:30 am. Afternoon session 12:30-3 pm on the River in shifts. Ages 8 and up. Suggested attire: shorts, tank tops, swimsuits, hats, sunglasses. Bring drinking water and SUNSCREEN for afternoon session.
Jul 25, 2018 $80.00 $5.07
Thursday AM/PM: ʻOhe Kapala Carving & Natural Dye Basics   more info Jul 26, 2018 $90.00 $5.57
Thursday AM: Keiki Workshop with Kaleinani O Ke Kukui
Price includes breakfast. Keiki ages 6-12, all genders.
Jul 25, 2018 $55.00 $3.80
Thursday PM: Keiki Workshop - Kuʻi Kalo   more info Jul 26, 2018 $55.00 $3.80
Thursday AM/PM: Keiki Workshop ALL DAY OPTION Kaleinani O Ke Kukui & Kuʻi Kalo
Register for both morning and afternoon Keiki Workshop sessions at a discounted rate of $90. Price of this all-day class includes breakfast and lunch. Parent must remain with child during lunch break between sessions. Keiki ages 6-12, all genders.
Jul 25, 2018 $90.00 $5.57
Thursday PM: Hula or Tahitian
SEE EVENT DETAILS BELOW FOR AVAILABLE CLASSES IN THIS SESSION. Price includes lunch. After choosing this option and clicking "Register" you will be able to make your class selection on the next screen.
Jul 25, 2018 $65.00 $4.31
Thursday PM: Lei Wili
Price includes lunch. Flowers will be provided. Please bring scissors, towel and a spray bottle to class.
Jul 25, 2018 $80.00 $5.07
Thursday PM: Reestablishing Indigenous Communities Educational Pathways   more info Jul 26, 2018 $45.00 $3.30
Friday AM: Hula or Tahitian
SEE EVENT DETAILS BELOW FOR AVAILABLE CLASSES IN THIS SESSION. Price includes breakfast. After choosing this option and clicking "Register" you will be able to make your class selection on the next screen.
Jul 25, 2018 $65.00 $4.31
Friday AM: Lei Wili
Price includes breakfast. Flowers will be provided. Please bring scissors, towel and a spray bottle to class.
Jul 25, 2018 $80.00 $5.07
Friday AM: Kuʻi Kalo - Poi Pounding History & Moʻolelo
Price includes breakfast.
Jul 25, 2018 $65.00 $4.31
Friday AM: Hoʻoponopono
Price includes breakfast.
Jul 25, 2018 $70.00 $4.56
Friday AM: Reestablishing Indigenous Communities Educational Pathways   more info Jul 26, 2018 $45.00 $3.30
Friday AM: Hawaiian Kapa Making, History & Practice   more info Jul 26, 2018 $70.00 $4.56
Friday AM: Archaeological Walking Tour of Kanaka Village
Price includes breakfast. Transportation will be provided to the Fort from Clark College. Wear good walking shoes and bring drinking water. PLEASE MEET AT THE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION DESK IN GAISER HALL AT 9:15 AM.
Jul 25, 2018 $30.00 $2.54
Friday AM/PM: Kuiki Lau (Hawaiian Quilting)
Price includes breakfast and lunch.
Jul 25, 2018 $125.00 $7.34
Friday AM: Keiki Workshop - Wa'a Traditions
PARENT MUST ACCOMPANY CHILD TO THIS CLASS. PARENT MUST PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM RIVER. NO UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN. Price includes breakfast. Keiki ages 6-12, all genders.
Jul 25, 2018 $55.00 $3.80
Friday PM: Keiki Workshop - Kapa Making & Printing   more info Jul 26, 2018 $55.00 $3.80
Friday AM/PM: Keiki Workshop ALL DAY OPTION Wa'a Traditions & Kapa Making and Printing
Register for both morning and afternoon Keiki Workshop sessions at a discounted rate of $90. Price of this all-day class includes breakfast and lunch. Parent must remain with child during lunch break between sessions. Keiki ages 6-12, all genders. PARENT MUST STAY WITH CHILD FOR MORNING SESSION AND PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM RIVER - NO UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN ALLOWED IN MORNING SESSION.
Jul 25, 2018 $90.00 $5.57
Friday PM: Hula, Oli or Tahitian
SEE EVENT DETAILS BELOW FOR AVAILABLE CLASSES IN THIS SESSION. Price includes lunch. After choosing this option and clicking "Register" you will be able to make your class selection on the next screen.
Jul 25, 2018 $65.00 $4.31
Friday PM: Restoration of Cultural Identity
Price includes lunch.
Jul 27, 2018 $45.00 $3.30
Friday PM: Lei Haku
Price includes lunch. Flowers will be provided. Please bring scissors, towel and a spray bottle to class.
Jul 25, 2018 $80.00 $5.07
Friday PM: Kuʻi Kalo - Poi Pounding History & Moʻolelo   more info Jul 26, 2018 $65.00 $4.31

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HULA AND CRAFT WORKSHOP

 

Welcome to Ke Kukui Foundation's 16th annual Hula and Craft Workshop!  Hula dancers and crafters of Hawaiian arts pilgrimage from around the globe to attend this one of a kind workshop. With preeminent master instructors from Hawaiʻi, the workshop offers instruction on dance, language, oli/chant, mele, history, current Hawaiian issues, and cultural crafts.

E komo mai a e a‘o pū kākou! Come and learn with us. There’s something for everyone! 

The workshop has morning and afternoon sessions. Please pay close attention to the session times when registering, so that you do not register for more than one class during the same time period.

Please see the FAQ section below for details on our refund policy, class requirements, hotel information and other frequently-asked questions.


 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

 

  • Morning classes include breakfast
  • Afternoon classes include lunch
  • Full day classes include both meals
  • Please see Class Descriptions below for details and age restrictions

 

* * * Thursday Morning, July 26, 9-11:30 am * * *

  • HULA , OLI or TAHITIAN WORKSHOP SESSION 1 (choose one):
    • Teens/Intermediate Adult Hula ʻAuana with Vicky Holt Takamine
    • Papa Oli with Manu Boyd
    • Advanced Hula Kahiko with Kamaile Hamada
    • Beginning Ori Tahiti with Tunui Tully
  • ʻOhe Kapala Carving & Natural Dye Basics with Dalani Tanahy  >>>FULL DAY<<<
  • Kuʻi Kalo - Poi Pounding History & Moʻolelo with Joey Palupe and Kapono Victor
  • Restoration of Cultural Identity with Sui-Lan Hoʻokano
  • Lei Haku with Rae Pacheco
  • Lei Hulu - Featherwork with Joy Pōmaikaʻi OHearn
  • Lomilomi for Beginners & Techniques for Hula Dancers with Uamana Arquette
  • Waʻa Traditions & Paddling with Cris Trimble and CROCC  >>>FULL DAY<<<
  • Keiki Workshop - Cultural Activities with Kaleinani O Ke Kukui

 

* * * Thursday Afternoon, July 26, 12:30-3 pm * * *

  • HULA or TAHITIAN WORKSHOP SESSION 2 (choose one):
    • Beginning Hula ʻAuana (all ages) with Vicky Holt Takamine
    • Advanced Hula Kahiko with Manu Boyd
    • Teens/Intermediate Adult Hula ʻAuana with Kamaile Hamada
    • ʻAparima with Tunui Tully
  • ʻOhe Kapala Carving & Natural Dye Basics with Dalani Tanahy  >>>FULL DAY<<<
  • Reestablishing Indigenous Communities Educational Pathways with Sui-Lan Hoʻokano
  • Lei Wili with Rae Pacheco
  • Waʻa Traditions and Paddling with Cris Trimble and CROCC  >>>FULL DAY<<<
  • Keiki Workshop - Kuʻi Kalo with Joey Palupe and Kapono Victor of Keiki O Ka ʻĀina

 

* * * Friday Morning, July 27, 9-11:30 am * * *

  • HULA or TAHITIAN WORKSHOP SESSION 3 (choose one):
    • Teens/Intermediate Adult Hula ʻAuana with Vicky Holt Takamine
    • Advanced Hula ʻAuana with Manu Boyd
    • Advanced Hula ʻAuana with Kamaile Hamada
    • Advanced Ori Tahiti with Tunui Tully
  • Hawaiian Kapa Making, History & Practice with Dalani Tanahy
  • Kuʻi Kalo - Poi Pounding History & Moʻolelo with Joey Palupe and Kapono Victor
  • Reestablishing Indigenous Communities Educational Pathways with Sui-Lan Hoʻokano
  • Lei Wili with Rae Pacheco
  • Kuiki Lau (Hawaiian Quilting) with Joy Pōmaikaʻi OHearn  >>>FULL DAY<<<
  • Hoʻoponopono with Uamana Arquette
  • Keiki Workshop - Waʻa Traditions with Cris Trimble and CROCC
  • Archaeological Walking Tour of Kanaka Village with Park Rangers

 

* * * Friday Afternoon, July 27, 12:30-3 pm * * *

  • HULA, OLI or TAHITIAN WORKSHOP SESSION 4 (choose one):
    • Beginning Hula Kahiko (all ages) with Vicky Holt Takamine
    • Advanced Hula ʻAuana with Manu Boyd
    • Papa Oli with Kamaile Hamada
    • Meihura with Tunui Tully
  • Kuʻi Kalo - Poi Pounding History & Moʻolelo with Joey Palupe and Kapono Victor
  • Restoration of Cultural Identity with Sui-Lan Hoʻokano
  • Lei Haku with Rae Pacheco
  • Kuiki Lau (Hawaiian Quilting) with Joy Pōmaikaʻi OHearn  >>>FULL DAY<<<
  • Keiki Workshop - Children's Kapa Making & Printing Class with Dalani Tanahy

 



CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

  • Hula classes require knowledge of all basic hula steps
  • Hula class participants must bring hula practice attire (e.g. pāʻū or pāreu for women, shorts for men) and ALL hula implements
  • Advanced classes are fast paced, registrants must be able to keep up with minimal direction
  • Adult classes are for ages 13 and up
  • Keiki classes are for ages 6 to 12 - parent (or designated guardian) must be with child during lunch break if an all-day class
  • Hula, Oli, and Keiki classes will perform at Saturday's Hōʻike and Hawaiian Festival on July 28th.

 

Kumu Hula Vicky Holt Takamine

TEENS/INTERMEDIATE ADULT HULA ʻAUANA
A modern, flowing hula usually accompanied by a guitar or ukulele. Must have knowledge of basic hula steps. All genders welcome.

BEGINNING HULA ʻAUANA - ALL AGES
A modern, flowing hula usually accompanied by a ukulele or guitar.  Must have knowledge of basic hula steps.  All genders welcome.

BEGINNING HULA KAHIKO - ALL AGES
Ancient hula. Must have knowledge of basic hula steps as steps will be called out to use as each verse is learned. All ages and genders welcome.

 

 Kumu Hula Manu Boyd

ADVANCED ADULT ʻAUANA
A fast paced modern hula. Usually accompanied with guitar or ukulele. Must be able to keep up with minimal direction. All genders welcome.

ADVANCED ADULT KAHIKO
Ancient hula. Must have knowledge of all basic hula steps and be able to keep up with minimal direction. All genders welcome.

PAPA OLI
Learn the art of proper chanting, prolonged phrases chanted in one breath, often with a trill (ʻiʻi) at the end of each phrase. All ages and genders welcome. 
 

Kumu Hula Kamaile Hamada

ADVANCED ADULT ʻAUANA
A modern, flowing hula usually accompanied by a ukulele or guitar. Must have knowledge of all basic hula steps. All genders welcome. Students will need their pu'ili for this class.

TEENS/INTERMEDIATE ADULT HULA ʻAUANA
A modern, flowing hula usually accompanied by a guitar or ukulele. Must have knowledge of basic hula steps. All genders welcome. Students will need an ipu heke 'ole for this class.  

ADVANCED ADULT KAHIKO
Ancient hula. Must have knowledge of all basic hula steps and be able to keep up with minimal direction. All genders welcome.

PAPA OLI
Learn the art of proper chanting, prolonged phrases chanted in one breath, often with a trill (ʻiʻi) at the end of each phrase. All ages and genders welcome.  

 

 Kumu/Raʻatira Tunui Tully

BEGINNING ORI TAHITI
This class includes fundamentals of Tamure steps with hand, arm, and overall body posture and movement that combine in order to tell theme folklore. We will incorporate select moves into a comfortable routine. Open to all ages, genders and experience levels. Required: pāreu or a rolled up pāʻū skirt for women, shorts for men.

ADVANCED ORI TAHITI
This class will be addressed accordingly to the majority level of participants preferably with some experience in Ori Tahiti. Oteʻa: Synchronized Drum dance routine with theme or story line, and a standard make up of an oteʻa section. Parts are put together then haku into a performance piece. This class is open to all ages and genders. Required: pāreu or a rolled up pāʻū skirt for women, shorts for men.

APARIMA
A traditional style of Tuamotu origin,Aparima has intricate hand gestures with strong hip features to drive an energetic and lively feeling of expression to a song of fast, medium or easy tempo. We will focus on expressiveness balanced with technique. Open to all ages, genders and experience levels.  Required: pāreu or a rolled up pāʻū skirt for women, shorts for men.

MEHURA
Mehura is the style most similar to the Hawaiian hula, with an infusion of hula, Latin and jazz.  This Mehura is low impact but challenging as well, a modern Tahitian hula that expresses romance and beauty with sensual expression. Open to women ages 13+, all experience levels. Required: pāreu or a rolled up pāʻū skirt

 

 Rae Pacheco, Fresh Lei Artisan

LEI WILI
Wind, twist, crank, coil.  The lei wili is made by winding fiber, raffia, string, and other materials around successive lengths of leaf, blossoms or other decorative material.  A base material of thick raffia braid, lauhala, or ti leaf is used to make wrapping easier.  We will be using flowers that are accessible in the Northwest. Please bring scissors, towel and spray bottle to class; flowers will be provided. 

LEI HAKU
Three-ply braid.  Lei Haku is a method of making a lei using a base material, such as soft laʻi, and braiding it while adding the decorative plant material into each wrap of the braid. We will be using flowers accessible in the Northwest.  Please bring scissors, towel and spray bottle to class; flowers will be provided.

 

Joy Pōmaikaʻi OHearn, Hulu (Feather) Artisan

LEI HULU - FEATHER LEI
Lei Hulu or Feather Lei is a art form and is not considered a craft. Using feathers is an ancient tradition in Hawaiʻi*. This art form will be taught in the traditional way. However, these days we use feathers and yarn. Come and enjoy the love of creating with feathers and feel the aloha of the people and the gifts that birds bring us.  *Feather Lei as an Art by Mary Louise Kaleonahenahe Kekuewa and Paulette Nohealani Kahalepuna. 

KUIKI LAU - HAWAIIAN QUILTING
Quilting was introduced to the Sandwich Islands in 1820 by Lucy Thurston. It is said that applique quilting reached the Hawaiian Islands around 1840-1860. By 1870 the Hawaiians had acquired their own design of quilting.  In this all-day workshop you will learn the traditional way of Kuiki Lau or Hawaiian quilting. This class will show you how to cut, assemble and do the rocking stitch.

 

Sui-Lan Hoʻokano, Kanaka Maoli Educator

RESTORATION OF CULTURAL IDENTITY
We have to know ourselves to grow ourselves and in order to grow ourselves, we have to know our own story, past and present. In this facilitated session, we will explore our own understanding of self-love and how it can begin to dismantle the colonial condition of self-hate and oppression and stereotypes. As the Indigenous people continue to navigate their waʻa (canoe) outside of the homelands we must continue to reinforce our Indigenous cultural relationships and networks while creating our own realities, re-establishing our Indigenous Intelligence and rightful place in academia. Students will participate in groups to actively learn and apply these techniques along with cultural Indigenous understanding as they design their own moʻolelo (story/legend) and learn to embrace their authentic selves in today's complex social and educational spaces. 

REESTABLISHING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES EDUCATIONAL PATHWAYS
Indigenous people have a historical continuity of resource use of practices that possesses a broad knowledge of complex ecological systems in our own localities and origins. This knowledge for centuries sustained our communities Social, economic, and cultural wealth. Accumulated through observation and transferred from generation to generation in our stories was knowledge based learning.  This is cultural capital and critical for our student’s ability to navigate in education. In this workshop you will experience the rising tides that are currently looking to the past in order to build our future. Students will experience rising tides within indigenous communities by viewing poetry slams, social media, art, music, and other techniques that now provide global visibility and movements taking back language, cultural sovereignty, and environmental indigenous rights.

 

'Ohe Kapala & Kapa Making with Dalani Tanahy

ʻOHE KAPALA CARVING & NATURAL DYE BASICS
All day class (both morning and afternoon sessions). Learn about the history, design concepts and printing methods of this particular form of Hawaiian kapa printing. Also learn safe techniques for carving the bamboo and the correct tools to use, and alternative ways of making stamps for children. Two prepared bamboo stamps are provided for each student. Supplies provided: bamboo, use of X-acto knives, tapa for printing on, some dye materials. Students may bring a dye that they make at home, please click here for natural dye making ideas. Ages 13 and up.

BEGINNING HAWAIIAN KAPA MAKING, HISTORY & PRACTICE
A hands-on class about the history, decline and revival of the art of Hawaiian kapa. Using traditional tools and methods, students will gain an understanding of the process of making kapa as well as the many attendant arts necessary to be able to be a kapa practitioner. Process will include stripping the tree and the first beating with the hohoa and then the second beating on fermented wauke bark using the iʻe kuku beater. Supplies provided: wauke, use of kapa beating tools. Ages 12 and up.

 

Kuʻi Kalo with Joey Palupe and Kapono Victor

Participate in a unique opportunity to pound & make your own pa'iai (fresh poi)!!! In this Kuʻi Kalo workshop, we will look deeper into the staple food of Hawaiʻi, kalo (taro), through a Hawaiian perspective. Hear the history and intent that connects us all to this source of life and experience kuʻi kalo (pounding taro) just as our kupuna have done before us. Each Ku'i Kalo participant will prepare 1#-2# of pa'iai. Supplies provided: poi pounding board, poi pounder, kalo.

 

 Lomilomi and Hoʻoponopono with Uamana Arquette

LOMILOMI FOR BEGINNERS & TECHNIQUES FOR HULA DANCERS
Seated lomilomi that you can share and work on with your hula brothers and sisters, no prior experience is needed.  Release tension and pain in the head, neck, shoulder and arms. Please bring a pareau to change into.  

HOʻOPONOPONO
How can I clear negative energies from my home? How can I use Hoʻoponopono to release the fear and sorrow of the past, and let it go for good? What is the proper way to prepare the paʻakai, and how is Hoʻoponopono used in the blessing?  You will receive answers to these questions and more so that your home will be a little piece of Heaven on Earth! 

  

Waʻa Traditions and Paddling with Cris Trimble of CROCC

All day class taught by Cris Trimble of the Columbia River Outrigger Canoe Club (CROCC). Morning session takes place in the classroom, 9-11:30 am, and covers traditions and paddling technique. The afternoon paddling session, 12:30-3 pm, will be spent on the river in shifts. Ages 8 and up. Suggested attire: shorts, tank tops, swimsuits, hats, sunglasses, SUNSCREEN. Bring drinking water for afternoon session.

 

An Archaeological Walking Tour of Kanaka Village with Park Rangers

Learn the fascinating history of the Hawaiians in the 19th century fur trade of the northwest, and the crucial roles they played in helping to operate the Hudson's Bay Company Fort Vancouver while living in "Kanaka Village." This walking tour will be led by a Park Ranger with the National Park Service, who will show you around the recent archaeological excavations in the Village and present a perspective on how the science of archaeology can teach us about the daily lives of the Hawaiians and the multitudes of other peoples who lived in Vancouver's first neighborhood. The tour will finish in one of the recently reconstructed Village houses, to show you a representation of the daily living quarters that most Hawaiians resided in while living in the Village. The walking tour is over 1/2 mile over mostly level, but potentially uneven ground, so wear good walking shoes and bring drinking water. Participants should meet at Clark College at 9:15 am and transportation will be provided to the Fort. Class minimum of 10 must be met or be subject to cancellation.

 

KEIKI WORKSHOPS: AGES 6-12

$10 discount per class if registering for both morning & afternoon sessions - parent must remain with child during lunch break between sessions

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES WITH KALEINANI O KE KUKUI
Our host hālau, Kaleinani o Ke Kukui, will provide a hands-on workshop. Keiki will learn a hālau hula, sing-along songs, arts & crafts, and lei making techniques.

KU'I KALO WITH JOEY PALUPE & KAPONO VICTOR OF KEIKI O KA ʻĀINA
Keiki will experience ku'i kalo (poi pounding) and learn about the staple food of Hawaii. All materials provided.

WA'A TRADITIONS (PADDLING) WITH CRIS TRIMBLE & CROCC
Learn about the Hawaiian paddling tradition and a short paddling session on the river. PARENT MUST ACCOMPANY CHILD TO THIS CLASS. PARENT MUST PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM RIVER. Suggested attire: shorts, tank tops, swimsuits, hats, sunglasses, SUNSCREEN.

CHILDREN'S KAPA MAKING & PRINTING WITH DALANY TANAHI
Learn about how Hawaiians made their clothing in ancient times, from beating the tree bark to printing designs. Students will use traditional and modern tools to make kapa and print designs on a t-shirt. Supplies provided: wauke, use of kapa beating tools, materials for easy ʻohe kapala stamps and paint. Please bring a t-shirt from home to paint on. 

 

KUMU AND INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHIES

 

VICTORIA HOLT TAKAMINE, KUMU HULA
Teens/Intermediate Adult Auana, Beginning Hula Auana, Beginning Hula Kahiko

vicky100.jpgAunty Vicky is the founder and kumu hula of Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima, founded in 1977.  She is a lecturer at the University of Hawaiʻi and Leeward Community College.  She has served as a judge at Merrie Monarch for many years including 2015.   Aunty Vicky co-founded and serves as president of ʻIlioʻulaokalani, a coalition of traditional practitioners committed to protecting their Hawaiian customs and traditions.  She is also co-founder and president of KAHEA: The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance, a coalition of Hawaiian and Environmental organizations committed to protecting the natural and cultural environment of Hawaiʻi. Vicky is co-founder and Executive Director of PAʻI foundation on Oʻahu which sponsors the annual Hapa Haole Hula Festival on Oʻahu and Las Vegas and founder and show producer of MAMO: Maoli Arts Month's annual Wearable Arts Show. 

 

CHARLES MANUʻAIKOHANA "Manu" BOYD, KUMU HULA
Advanced Adult Kahiko, Advanced Adult ʻAuana, Oli

manu_100.jpgManu Boyd is a ʻūniki graduate of Robert Cazimero’s Hālau Nā Kamalei and is the kumu hula of Hālau o ke ʻAʻaliʻi Kū Makani whose wahine won fifth place in kahiko and ʻauana at the 2005 Merrie Monarch Festival.  Manu served as the public information director for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and was a commissioner for the State Foundation on Culture and Arts. Currently he is the Cultural Director for the Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki. Manu is the leader, composer, vocal arranger and ‘ukulele player of Hoʻokena, a Grammy and multi-Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner.  He is a prolific poet and songwriter.

 

H. KAMAILE HAMADA, KUMU HULA 
Teens/Intermediate Adult Hula ‘Auana, Advanced Adult Kahiko, Advanced Adult ‘Auana, Oli

KamaileHamadaBorn on Oʻahu and raised in Waimea, Kauaʻi, Kamaile Hamada was taught hula and mele by his mother Agnes Kawahinenohomauna Kamaʻi. A graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Campus, he fine tuned his vocal singing, chanting and harmonizing techniques under Nā Kumu Hula Holoua Stender and Randie Fong. He is the kumu hula of Keʻala ʻO Kamailelauliʻiliʻi in Federal Way, Washington, which was formed in 1996 and has been active in the community ever since. Hula is his life and his connection to the past, the vehicle used to transport all of us to see, hear, feel and experience who we are.

                                                                                           

TUNUI TULLY
Beginning Ori Tahiti, Advanced Ori Tahiti, Aparima, Meihura

Tunui TullyTunui Tully has been teaching and working in the entertainment field in Hawaii and abroad for over 40 years. He began his career as a dancer, becoming a choreographer and director for many shows in Waikiki including Don Ho at the Hilton Dome, The Magic of Polynesia, Aloha Las Vegas and Return to Paradise. Tunui frequently tours Japan with some of his most talented dancers and many well known Kumu Hula from Hawaii. Tunui is a direct descendant of the Tehiva and Maritarangi families, some of the most famous entertainers, musicians, dancers, singers and composers to emerge from the islands of Tahiti and Tuamotu. At an early age he was recognized by his Tupuna as "the chosen one" to continue the family legacy. Tunui's career has taken him around the globe. Currently he runs his dance school in Honolulu as well as studios in Tokyo and Yokohama. Tunui is also the source for numerous Tahitian/Hula/Polynesian groups throughout Japan.

 

UAMANA ARQUETTE
Lomilomi for Beginners & Techniques for Hula Dancers, Ho‘oponopono

Uamana

Uamana Arquette has been a lomilomi practioner for over 22 years. He studied under Kumu Karen Leialoha Kaʻanehe Carroll who studied under Papa Kalua Kaiahua of Maui. Uamana was born and raised in Hawaii on the island of O‘ahu and comes from a long line of Hawaiian healers on his father's side of the family, and is also an ordained Kahu of Kapuaokalani. He has been studying martial arts since he was 11, and started learning about the healing aspects of the art at 16 years of age. At age 40 he was introduced to Hawaiian Lua, which is a spiritual combination of martial and healing practices. In his workshops Uamana combines martial arts techniques with lomilomi to teach students how to use their breathing and direct their energy towards relieving pain and stress as well as greater peace and relaxation. Students will leave the class with basic lomilomi techniques as well learning the importance of using the Hā. In addition, he will share breathing techniques that can be useful when generating internal energy.

 

RAE PACHECO, FRESH LEI ARTISAN
Lei Wili and Lei Haku

Rae Pacheco.jpgAunty Rae Pacheco resides on Moku o Keawe in the rainy town of Hilo, Hawaiʻi. The slopes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, and the banks of the Wailuku River are her favorite gathering places for flora to create beautiful lei for special performances or gifts. A former member and alaka‘i of Hālau Kaleinani o Ke Kukui, she is a lover of nature and all things Hawaiian. Aunty Rae was taught the art of lei making when she was just a teenager, helping a friend prepare her adornments for a Merrie Monarch performance. This art form turned into a passion, and since then, she has taught many students, keiki to kupuna, about the process of gathering, preparing and creating beautiful lei for all occasions. She is blessed to share her knowledge of lei making toward perpetuating the art of Hawaiian culture, one lei at time.

 

JOY PŌMAIKA'I OHEARN, HULU (FEATHER) ARTISAN 
Lei Hulu and Kuiki Lau

JoyOHearnJoy Pōmaika'i OHearn has lived in the Pacific Northwest most of her life being a practitioner of the Hawaiian culture. She was honored to be one of Aunty Paulette Kahalepuna's haumana. Joy has been doing Lei Hulu for about 9 years and is honored to have received her blessings to teach and share this fabulous art tradition. Aside from Lei Hulu, she has also been haumana of Susan Bunda with Kuiki Lau or Hawaiian Quilting for 7 years. Joy finds beauty in the simple designs of nature and as an artist, she fell deeply in love with this style of Hawaiian handwork. 
 

DALANI TANAHY, KAPA ARTISAN 
'Ohe Kapala Carving & Natural Dye Basics; Beginning Hawaiian Kapa Making, History & Practice

DalaniTanahyDalani Tanahy made her first i'e kuku and hohoa beaters over sixteen years ago through the help of Kawai Aona-Ueoka. She found the perfect marriage of art and education through creating and sharing the art of kapa and was inspired to start Kapa Hawai'i which teaches people about the types of Polynesian bark cloth collectively known as ‘tapa’ with a special emphasis on the tapa or ‘kapa’ made in the Hawaiian Islands. As a life-long artist, she was attracted to the many disciplines involved with kapa such as: tool making, horticulture, graphic design, natural dye production, education, research, and the meditative rhythms of the beating itself. Dalani became a scientist in the kitchen laboratory boiling up the bark, petals, leaves, and roots that would become the brilliant blues, greens, yellows, and an unbelievable rainbow of colors that our kupuna loved to place on their kapa. 

 

CRIS TRIMBLE, ASSISTANT COACH, COLUMBIA RIVER OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB (CROCC) 
Waʻa Traditions and Paddling

Cris Trimble

Cris Trimble has been part of the local paddling community for nearly 25 years.  She began with the Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boats in 1991. In 2000, she was introduced to Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Racing and has been competing, coaching and promoting Hawaiian traditions ever since.  Cris is currently an Assistant Coach for Columbia River Outrigger Canoe Club (CROCC).  Learning about the Hawaiian Wa‘a culture and sharing her knowledge with paddlers of all ages and levels is one of her greatest joys.

 

SUI-LAN HO'OKANO, KANAKA MAOLI EDUCATOR
Restoration of Cultural Identity, Reestablishing Indigenous Communities Educational Pathways

Sui-Lan HookanoSui-Lan Hoʻokano is from the Island of Hawaiʻi and is of Hawaiian, Taino Indian, Puerto Rican, African, Chinese, and French ancestry. On her current journey as Cultural Program Director for the Enumclaw School District she works collectively with the Muckleshoot Tribe, local educational institutions and surrounding communities. Sui-Lan has worked with community partners and educational institutions for over 25 years on a local, national, and global level to honor and reestablish understanding of Indigenous intelligence, cultural capital and traditional shared values in education. She currently serves on several community boards and committees, serving over 3000 indigenous communities and students in reestablishing Indigenous cultural educational pathways.

 

JOEY KALANAKILAOKALĀHUI PALUPE, KEIKI O KA 'ĀINA
Ku'i Kalo

Joey PalupeJoey Kalanakilaokalāhui Palupe, of Koʻolaupoko Oʻahu, has been immersed in different aspects of Hawaiian Culture his entire life. Born and raised in Kualoa and Kahaluʻu, he attributes his knowledge and experiences to his ʻohana and his upbringing. "Understanding the perspectives of our kūpuna is what will help us to move forward, together. Kuʻi kalo has sustained the Hawaiian people for hundreds of generations. Poi was not just the staple of our diet, but the story of our moʻokūʻauhau (genealogy)". A graduate of Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with a Bachelor's in Hawaiian Studies, he hopes to share the perspectives of his ancestors through the practice of doing to afford others the chance to strengthen their cultural identity.

 

KAPONO VICTOR, KEIKI O KA 'ĀINA
Ku'i Kalo

 

FAQs

 Where can I contact the organizer if I have questions?

Please send an email to hulaworkshop@kekukuifoundation.com, and we will be happy to help!

What should I bring with me to workshop?

If you are registered for a hula class, please bring your hula practice attire (e.g., pāū or pāreu for women, shorts for men) and ALL your hula implements. For other classes, please see class description for items you need to bring with you.

What is the refund policy?

We rely on an accurate count for workshop planning, so the amount of your refund depends upon how much notice is given for cancellation. We are happy to issue a refund according to the following schedule:

Until June 30: 100% refund
July 1-14: 50% refund
July 15 and later: sorry, no refund

May I observe a class without paying, if my keiki or haumana is a paid participant?

In order to be in the classroom area during a workshop session, you must be a paid participant. If your keiki (child) or haumana (student) is a participant and you wish to observe their class, please register as a participant in order to observe.

Is there an age limit for Workshop participation?

Some of the classes are for adults only, some for children only, and some are open to all ages. Please see the individual class descriptions for specific requirements.

 Where should I stay while attending the Workshop and Hawaiian Festival?

Click here for lodging options and festival rates.

Have questions about 2018 Hula and Craft Workshop? Contact Ke Kukui Foundation

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Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663

Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Friday, July 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM (PDT)


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Ke Kukui Foundation

Ke Kukui Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is: To preserve and share the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander cultures through education in language, literature, music, arts, dance, and cultural practices.

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