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Hula Heritage Festival 2014
Kumu Ehulani Stephany, Jonathan Kaleikaukeha Kimo Lopez and the Kalani Team
Join us as we celebrate great moments of Hawaiian culture. Throughout the week we will learn traditional songs, chants, myths, crafts, language, plant uses and hula - in both kahiko (ancient) and ‘auana (post 1860) forms. If you or friends traveling with you would like to experience some of Kalani’s other activities, feel free. For Hula Heritage registrants there is no charge for 50+ weekly ongoing activities.
Wednesday through Saturday evenings we will go to the Edith Kanaka’ole Stadium in Hilo for the 6-10pm Merrie Monarch Hula Festival programs, or portions thereof. Also Hula Heritage participants have the option to watch the televised ceremonies, performances and competitions from the comfort of Kalani.
Our finale performance, at Kalani, celebrates a week of extraordinary cultural enrichment, fun, good food, spa relaxation, exercise, and excursions, including visits to several Merrie Monarch Hula Festival activities and the spectacular spirit home of fire goddess Pele in Volcanoes National Park.
Participation is very limited. Call now to register for this extraordinary Hawaiian week.
Click on the 2014 Schedule below to print:
For a description with pictures of each type of accommodation, please see our accommodations page.
|Type of room||Per Person
|Tree House Room||$1,080||$1,530|
|Lodge Room (private bath)||$960||$1,290|
|Lodge Room (shared bath)||$810||$1,020|
About the Facilitator(s)
Ehulani Stephany is kumu of a Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali Ala O Puna with mission to: "support and encourage our men and women with the growth and perpetuation of traditional Hawaiian Culture through Pono (Hawaiian Protocol), Pa'a (secure/strong/right) education in Hula (Hawaiian Dance) and Oli, (Hawaiian Chants), and in the participation of ancient ceremonies and rituals"; and purpose "E Ho'omau Ka Ha O Ka Hawai'i" ("To Perpetuate the Culture of Hawai'i").
Jonathan Kimo Kaleikaukeha Lopez
Born and raised in Wai'anae, O'ahu, Jonathan was first taught to dance hula at age 5 by his tutu Lucille Kaleikaukeha Kupau. He further studied under the tutelage of John Papa of Nanakuli, Hoku Rasmussen, Lydia Kauakahi, Frank Palani Kahala of the Gentlemen of Maluikeau, Michael Canopin of Halau Kealakapawa, and Ehulani Stephany of Halau Hula Ka Makani Hali'a Ala O Puna. Kimo has competed in the Merrie Monarch, Kamehameha Hula Competition, and was awarded Mr. Imperial Hula of 2002. Jonathan has toured the US and Japan as an ambassador of this beautiful Hawaiian cultural practice. He has been teaching hula for ten years and continues to do so at the retreat center Kalani Honua of Kalapana where he has been living since 2004.
Kalani Reservations Desk
Phone:(800) 800-6886 (toll-free)
Phone:(808) 965-7828 (front desk)
Prices subject to change without notice.