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Hula Workshop with Kumu Hula Keith Awai & Kumu Hula Pōmaika'i Krueger

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Charles Drew Community Center

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Hula Workshop with Kumu Hula Keith Awai & Kumu Hula Pōmaika'i Krueger

Hosted by Hālau O 'Aulani

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Charles Drew Community Center, 3500 23rd Street S, Arlington, VA 22206




Schedule

9:30am to 10am -- Check-in / Registration

10am to 12:30pm -- Hula Workshop

12:30pm to 1:30pm -- Lunch Break

1:30pm to 4:30pm -- Hula Workshop (continued)




Registration

Early Bird: $95; $105 after February 9

Online registration open through March 8 at 5pm

Group discounts available; please contact us.

Sorry, no refunds.




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Kumu Hula Keith Kalanikau Awai

Kumu Hula Kalanikau Awai, master Hula Dance Instructor, was born in Honolulu and raised in Haleiwa (North Shore of O’ahu), Hawai’i. Keith attended Kamehameha Schools and the Church College of Hawai’i, now Brigham Young University – Hawai’i campus. While at Kamehameha, Keith first studied hula under the late Aunty Nona Beamer and afterward with the late Aunty Sally Moanikeala Wood Nalua’i, the first kumu hula of the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) since its opening in October 1963. Kumu Keith retired from PCC in 2016 after 43 years of service.


Kuma Hula Pōmaika’i Krueger

Born and raised in Wailuku, Maui, Kumu Pōmaikaʻi Krueger has ʻūniki or earned the status of kumu hula under Maui Kumu Uluwehi Guerrero. He has studied hula for many years with Kumu Uluwehi however, his life has also lead him to dance and study with Maui Kumu Iola Balubar, and Oʻahu Kumu Sonny Ching as well as Kumu Keith Awai. Hula is a family affair for Pōmaikaʻi, who is a great-grandson of the late Kumu Lena Guerrero.

Pōmaikaʻi graduated in 2004 from Baldwin High School in Wailuku, Maui, and completed a Bachelor’s in Hawaiian Studies at Brigham Young University – Hawai’i in 2010 after serving a two year Latter-day Saint mission in Tokyo, Japan. He has recently received the privilege of the title of Kumu Hula after completing the ʻūniki rite of passage in 2014.

Currently, Kumu Pōmaikaʻi is the Kumu Hula at the Polynesian Cultural Center and works as the Hawaiian Cultural Performance Specialist. Prior to working at PCC, he was a high school teacher teaching Hawaiian language and hula at Lahainaluna High School on Maui. He teaches in the old style – nānā ka maka, hoʻolohe ka pepeiao, paʻa ka waha, hana ka lima: eyes observe, ears obey, mouth shut, hands work. Kumu Pōmaikaʻi also strives to teach the values of his kūpuna: ka ʻoiaʻiʻo – honesty, ke kuoʻo -seriousness, ke kōkua – service, ke aloha – love.




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Email: info@halauoaulani.org

Website: www.halauoaulani.org

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