Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick's

Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani -Mainland Extension


Led by Auntie Kahanoa Floresca

Aloha mai kakou. E komo mai... Welcome!

Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi'ilani welcomes you to the website of its Mainland USA Extension led by Auntie Kahanoa Floresca under the tutelage of Kumu Hula Leihi'ilani Kirkpatrick of Kaua'i, Hawai'i.

ABOUT HALAU

Ka Lei Kukui Hi’ilani literally means the kukui lei held in the arms of heaven.


SYMBOLISM

The kukui nut comes from the candlenut tree, whose nuts containing white, oily kernels were traditionally used as lighting implements. The tree is therefore a symbol of enlightenment; the image of a lamp, light, torch also signifies a guide and/or leader.


OUR HALAU NAME, Ka Lei Kukui Hi’ilani, therefore refers to the varied backgrounds and rich experiences of every dancer who willingly shares, through hula, the significant meanings of the mele to which we dance.


OUR MISSION is to learn,  preserve, and perpetuate cultural integrity in all aspects of Hawaiian hula, traditions, history and language, and to honor and glorify Ke Akua (God) in all He has given us.


OUR GOALS  are to provide opportunities for continued training, to expand and maintain cultural knowledge, and to establish effective and loving communication through the practice of Biblical and Hawaiian values:  Aloha, Lokahi, ‘Oia’i’o, Ha’aha’a and Ahonui. 


OUR VISION  is for na ‘olapa (dancers) to come together in lokahi (unity) and aloha (love) in order to nurture, express, and bring to light the meanings of both mele and hula.  That expression needs to well up from our na’au (mind, heart) and radiate outward.

 

CONTACT AUNTIE KAHANOA

[email protected]

CONTACT UNCLE KUPONO

[email protected]

KUMU HULA LEIHI'ILANI KIRKPATRICK & HALAU KA LEI KUKUI HI'ILANI

www.halaukaleikukuihiilani.wordpress.com

REFLECTIONS ON KUMU HULA LEIHI'ILANI KIRKPATRICK

www.nahaumanaleihiilani.wordpress.com

HAWAIIAN HULA WORKSHOPS BY KUMU HULA LEIHI'ILANI KIRKPATRICK

www.hawaiianhulaworkshops.com

FACEBOOK PAGES

www.facebook.com/hawaiian.hula.international

www.facebook.com/hawaiian.hula.workshops

www.facebook.com/kahanoa.floresca

FREE HULA AT THE PARK MEETUP

www.meetup.com/hula-at-the-park

RECREATIONAL HULA CLASSES AT CITY OF SAN MARCOS COMMUNITY CENTER

https://apm.activecommunities.com/sanmarcosreg