september, 2019

14sep1:00 pmKū Mai Ka Hula 2019hula performanceGecko Guide:Culturally Significant

Event Details

Kū Mai Ka Hula 2019
Castle Theater

Saturday, September 14, 2019 – 1:00 PM

Kū Mai Ka Hula features award-winning hālau competing in solo and group performances. Male and female dancers perform both kahiko (traditional) and ‘auana (modern) hula stylings.  This year, participating hālau are from throughout Hawai‘i, the continental U.S. and Japan.

Expect to see hālau competing in a level of performance as in more well-known competitions, yet this event takes place in our own comfortable, professional, and beautiful venue of Castle Theater, right here on Maui!

Attendees can browse and shop displays of made-in-Hawai‘i products from an array of crafters and artisans before and throughout the Friday and Saturday performances. A full selection of food & beverages will be available for purchase in the Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard.

Related Event:
Hula Ma‘i
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Traditional procreation chants and dances often celebrate and encourage the continuation of ali‘i family lines. Hula Ma‘i are often misunderstood and misinterpreted in modern Western contexts. This presentation will look at several chants as poetical expressions as well as exhibit them in hula form. Participating hālau include: Pā`ū O Hi`iaka, Hālau Kamaluokaleihulu, Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka and Hālau o Ka Hanu Lehua.  (Parental discretion advised)
Tickets: $25 (plus applicable fees)

Ku Mai Ka Hula audience members are permitted to take photos (NO FLASH!) and videos during the performances using a cell phone or point-and-shoot camera—no professional equipment is allowed. Please be respectful of patrons sitting near you and do not block anyone’s view of the competition. DO NOT USE A FLASH! It disrupts the competition and can distract the dancers. If you post to social media, please use the hashtag #kumaikahula and tag the MACC. We are on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Tickets: $25 (plus applicable fees)
10% discount for MACC Members and half-price kids under 12

Tickets on sale Friday, August 9


(Saturday) 1:00 pm


Maui Arts and Cultural Center

1 Cameron Way