KANSAS CITY, MO Kuana Workshop Weekend Package


$249.00 $499.00
KANSAS CITY, MO Kuana Workshop Weekend Package

Friday July 31, 2020

3:30pm-6:00pm  Performance Lei Workshop

Students will use synthetic materials to create a lei designed for live performance with the intent of being used over and over again. Kuana teaches fresh lei making techniques to guide students through this fun course.  

-:00pm-6:30pm Exit

Saturday August 1, 2020

8:30-9:00am check in

9:00am-12:00pm KUANA Hula ‘Auana Workshop “HALEAKALA”

This popular song appears on the Na Palapalai BACK to the PATCH CD.  Learn Kuana’s original choreography for this song that speaks about a morning drive up the majestic Haleakala mountain. 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.

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

1:00pm-2:30pm ‘Oli (Chant) Workshop

Learn vocal techniques, appropriate usage and meaning 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.

2:30-3:00pm Break

3:00-6:00pm KUANA 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. 

6:00pm-6:30pm Exit

Sunday August 2, 2020

8:30-9:00am check in

9:00am-12:00pm KUANA ‘AUANA Workshop “Lei Ana Nu’uanu”

Kuana transports you to the lush Nu’uanu valley on O’ahu known for its rain drenched greenery and cascading waterfalls. His original choreography is as beautiful as this captivating song.  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.

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

1:00pm-3:00pm Fresh Lei Workshop 

We pay tribute to one of the things Kansas City is famous for in the summer…Roses! Combine fresh ferns and baby roses in this gorgeous fresh lei.  All supplies and materials included.

3:00-3:30pm Break

3:30-6:00pm  KUANA ‘AUANA Workshop “Pua Ahihi”

This classic written by Mary Pukui and Maddy Lam tells the story of love as symbolized by a memorable lei from Lanihuli. Kuana brings his original choreography to this timeless mele.

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. 

6:00pm-6:30pm Exit

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