WORKSHOPS

CHICAGO, IL Weekend Workshop Package


$259.00 $534.00
CHICAGO, IL Weekend Workshop Package

Friday July 24, 2020

8:30-9:00am Check in

9:00am-11:00am  ‘OLI (Chant) WORKSHOP 

Learn techniques and meanings behind Hawaiian ‘Oli (chant).  Kuana guides the class through one original ‘Oli explaining procedures, protocol and actual performance.

Students will be allowed to video chant, one time through, at the end of the class for practice purposes. Bring any materials needed for note taking.

11:00-12:00pm Lunch  (provided with full workshop package)

12:00pm-3:00pm KUANA HULA KAHIKO Workshop 

Learn techniques and meaning behind ancient Hawaiian hula choreography.  Kahiko is a physically challenging course—students should have basic hula knowledge to take this class.  Students will be allowed to video Kahiko, one time through, at the end of the class for practice purposes. Bring any materials needed for note taking. Bring water. 

 

3:00pm-3:30pm Break

3:30pm-6:00pm Fresh Lei Workshop “Lei Lau Niu-Coconut Lei” 

Students will use fresh coconut fronds to create a poepoe or rope style fresh lei. All raw materials and tools included. Students will finish a small section of the lei in class and complete it at home. 

6:00pm-6:30pm Exit

Saturday July 25, 2020 9:00-9:30am check in

9:30am-12:30pm KUANA HULA ‘AUANA Workshop “Ku’u Lei ‘Ilima”

Kuana’s offers this song in tribute to the cherished ‘Ilima blossom lei of O’ahu.  Known as the Lei of Kings, this beloved garland requires hours of preparation and skill.  His original choreography celebrates this legendary Lei

Students should have a basic hula background in order to take this workshop.  Students will be allowed to video hula, one time through, at the end of the class for practice purposes. Bring any materials needed for note taking. Bring water. 

12:30pm-1:00pm Lunch  (provided with full workshop package)

1:00pm-2:30pm NIIHAU EARRING/BRACELET Workshop

NIIHAU EARRING Workshop Join Kuana as he shares the history and heritage of the island of Niihau. Learn the techniques for gathering, sorting and piercing the rare shells of Niihau. Students will each receive a prepared packet of Niihau shells that enable them to make a pair of earrings valued at $150.  (Extra Earring kits available for $50. Choker kits $350, Bracelet kits $175)

8:00PM-9:30PM Concert: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie

 

Sunday July 26, 2020

9:00am-9:30am Check in

9:30am-12:30pm KUANA “Papohaku” Hula ‘Auana Workshop 

Learn more about this famous stretch of Molokai white sand, the wall built to commemorate an honorable act and the significance and history of the surrounding area.

Attendees will incorporate modern  ‘auana hula motions to communicate the poetry of the song. 

Students should have a basic hula background in order to take this workshop.  Students will be allowed to video hula, one time through, at the end of the class for practice purposes. Bring any materials needed for note taking. Bring water. 

12:30pm-1:00pm Lunch (provided with full workshop package)

1:00pm-4:00pm KUANA “Hula Hairpiece Workshop”

This is a demonstration workshop offering multiple styles of hairpiece preparations. Students will learn how to select adornments to complement a chosen hula. Both synthetic and live ingredients are combined to demonstrate possibilities for performance. 

4:00pm-4:30pm Exit

No Cancellations/Refunds

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