Hula takes over the Hawaii Theatre


Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakane and Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu return to the Hawaii Theatre for two performances of their entirely new show, I MUA: Hula in Unusual Places.  

This newest production takes audiences on a journey from the Black Rock Desert and San Quentin Prison to New York Cityʻs Time Square and the San Francisco Opera House, sharing an authentic expression of culture that is inclusive and beguiling.  

In I Mua, Makuakāne expands his artistic vision, showcasing hula that escapes its familiar context.

Makuakane said, 
“Weʻll be taking our audiences to the San Francisco Opera House. We have two exceptional opera singers from the city, Maya Kherani and Molly Mahoney, who will be singing a song called “The Flower Duet” from the opera, Lakme, accompanied by a gorgeous hula. This piece bought the house down in San Francisco at our home season last October. Weʻre also going to San Quentin State Prison, where prisoners from the Native Hawaiian Religious Group, share their dancing and how hula has influenced their lives for the better while being incarcerated. An epic suite of dances share our experience at Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada, the ephermeral magical metropolis, where dreams and fantasies are created.. then burned.”

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I Mua: Hula in Unusual Places at the Hawaii Theatre
April 19, 2019 – 7:30 pm
April 20, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Tickets: $40 – $100

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