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Hula Ki'i: Performance & Discussion

Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Event organized by Maui Arts & Cultural Center

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Location: McCoy Studio Theater
Tickets: $19 (plus applicable fees)
Tickets on sale to MACC Members: Tuesday, October 3
Tickets on sale to public: Tuesday, October 10

With the Hula Preservation Society, performance and discussion on an ancient hula form, Hula Ki‘i—dance with an image, or as an image—shared by three lines that actively practice it today.

Hula Ki‘i can be manifested in different ways: dancers may form the Ki‘i with their own bodies or they dance with or manipulate puppets made of natural materials like wood, coconuts, stones, shells, nuts, greens, kapa, fibers, and feathers.

Featured ki‘i practitioners participating in the event include Kaponoai Molitau, Aulii Mitchell, and Mauliola Cook.