Cottonwood AZ (October 3, 2018) – “Aloha” – the most recognizable word in the Hawaiian language as a common greeting. Hawaiians regard the word with deep love, affection, compassion, kindness and grace. It is in this aloha spirit the 15th annual Ho`ike (hula exhibition show) presented by Halau Hula Napuaokalei`ilima will offer authentic Hawaiian Hula, culture and music at their annual show. Kumu Hula Kehau Chrisman invites you to join the Halau (school) on a Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts (280 Camp Lincoln Road in Camp Verde). Doors open at 1:15 PM and the show starts at 1:30 PM.
At the show, Haumana (students) will demonstrate hula they have learned over the years from Kumu Hula Kehau Chrisman featuring mele(songs) of Aloha (love). You can also take advantage of purchasing reasonably priced Hawai`i themed items for sale and as well as several unique Hawaiian artifacts in the silent auction – just in time for holiday gifts. Proceeds benefit Aloha ‘Aina O Hawai‘i, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supporting activities that promote the education of the general public about the customs, values, language, arts and crafts of the Hawaiian Culture.
Halau Hula Napuaokalei`ilima, based in Cottonwood, is under the direction of Kumu Hula (Hula Master) Kehau Chrisman. Chrisman, formerly of Hawaii and now a Cottonwood resident, trained in Hawaii for 17 years to reach the highest rank of Hula Master (similar to a PhD in Hula) following rigorous hula protocols taught by well-known and respected masters in Hawaii’s hula legacy. She first started teaching hula in Hawaii in 1997 and has been teaching in Northern and Central Arizona since 2004. Since opening the Cottonwood hula school in 2004, Chrisman has been teaching Hawaiian culture, including music, dance, and language, in the Verde Valley, Flagstaff and Prescott Valley. For more information about Halau Hula Napuaokalei`ilima, go to www.arizonahula.com.
Pre-Sale Tickets available starting on September 17.
- Adult pre-sale: $18 pre-sale
- Ages 7 to 17 pre-sale: $9 pre-sale
- 6 and under: Free
Pre-sale tickets must be purchased by 11:59 PM on October 28. After October 28, all tickets are $20.
To purchase tickets, send your check payable to Aloha `Aina O Hawai`i to: Wanda Billings-Reber, 2703 N. First St., Flagstaff AZ 86004. For additional ticket information, please email Wanda at. For more information about this event, call (928) 639-4683 or email .