Behold The Hula
Friday, June 3 at NYC’s Symphony Space witnessed a celebration of the Hawaiin dance-the Hula. It was presented by by Beamer-Solomon Halau O Po’ohala family school of performers. Six generations of Hawaiian women gave birth to this version now transcended into the 21st century.The native dance expresses love of land, and respect for the monarchy we learned.
It was started by the legendary Great Grandmother Helen Desha Beamer in the 19th century. Their school in New York under Loe a Kurnu Hulali Solomon Covington can be reached at 646-450.2462.
The orator for the evening was Kakau ‘Olelo Malama Solomon, Ph.D.
The evening was highly pitched with the traditional music of the Hawaiian islands with an assembly of dances and singers.
Michael Zufolo, reporting