Cottonwood AZ (October 28, 2014) – Fall is in the air. The leaves are changing colors and pumpkins are everywhere. It’s time for a trip to Hawai`i! Halau Hula Napuaokalei`ilima and Kumu Hula Kehau Chrisman invite you join us on a Saturday afternoon excursion to the island of Kaua`i. Travel to some of the famous and notable places on this the oldest island in the Hawaiian chain through authentic Hawaiian Hula and music when we present our 11th Annual Ho`ike on November 15 at the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts (280 Camp Lincoln Road in Camp Verde). Doors open at 12:45 PM and the show starts at 1 PM.
In addition to the hula show, there will be Hawai`i themed items for sale and silent auction – reasonably priced and perfect for holiday gifts. Money raised will be used to support our educational activities such as making cultural presentations at schools and traveling to the World Hula Conference to learn from Hawaiian experts. It will also support future performances, such as MIMFEST (the global music festival) at the MIM (Musical Instrument Museum) in Phoenix October 18-19 and at the Arizona Aloha Festival in Tempe in March 2015.
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.
Tickets go on sale September 29.
- 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 midnight on November 10. After November 10, all tickets are $20.
To purchase tickets, please email Kehau at email@example.com call (928) 639-4683.