Maui Arts & Entertainment


September 8, 2009, 3:00 AM HST
* Updated September 14, 10:23 AM
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Ku Mai Ka Hula competion comes to the MACC. Photo by Richard Marks

Ku Mai Ka Hula competion comes to the MACC. Photo by Richard Marks

The Maui Arts and Cultural Center will be host to an international hula competition in September featuring halau from Hawaii, Japan and California.  The Ku Mai Ka Hula International Hula Competition is a 4th annual event, featuring group and soloist winners competing in kahiko (traditional) hula and auana (modern-day) hula stylings.  The event will be held Saturday September 12th at 11 a.m. in the Castle Theater.

The dancers compete in adult male and female group and solo performances.  There will also be an over-50 kupuna division.

This year’s halau include:

Kumu Hula                                                     Hälau
Emi Hachisuga                                              Hula Hālau O Makanani
Kamaka Kukona                                           Hālau O Ka Hanu Lehua
Karl Veto Baker & Michael Casupang       Hālau I Ka Wēkiu
Keali’i Ceballos                                             Hälau Keali’i O Nalani
Keoni Manuel                                                Hālau Hula O Na Pua O Pakipika
Miho Shimbo                                                 Hālau Hula O Alohilani
Pono & Leimomi Murray                              Hālau Nawaipunalei
Pueo Pata                                                      Hālau Hula Ka Malama Mahilani
Ualani Smith                                                  I Kona Mau Lima

KÅ« Mai Ka Hula tickets are $25; half-price for kids. Tickets are available at the MACC Box Office (Mon- Sat, 10 am – 6 pm) or charge by phone: 242-SHOW (242-7469).


(Posted by Wendy Osher, Information provided by The Maui Arts & Cultural Center)

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