Film, Video Unukupukupu Halau Hula

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Title
Unukupukupu Halau Hula
Summary
Unukupukupu is the traditional Halau Hula (Hula School) of Hawai`i Community College, Hilo, Hawai`i. Here ancient dances and songs, rooted in the sacred `Aiha`a Pele (Ritual Dance of Volcanic Phenomena) intermingle with the rigor of academic inquiry. To experience the particular fiery style of hula termed `Aiha`a Pele, one is trained to call up the fire within the body and to dance until sweat shines at the temples and forehead. Under the cultural and academic stewardship of Dr. Taupouri Tangaroto, Unukupukupu is a community of traditional dancers functionally aware that Hula is one of the world's sacred dances of environmental kinship and global connections.
Event Date
June 26, 2012
Related Resources
Hawai`i Community College: http://www.hawaii.hawaii.edu/hls/hula/ External
American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/
Running Time
1 hours 10 minutes 22 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video
image
Original Format
film, video

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