Nā Ponohula workshops are active and hands-on. They are designed for adults, minimum 18 years of age. Nā Ponohula workshops are available for Ka ʻAha Hula ʻO Hālauaola registrants only. There are special requirements for participants in the Kāʻekeʻeke and ʻOhe Hano Ihu and Lauhala Preparation Workshops which will include two nights residency in Waipiʻo Valley. Some sites may not be wheelchair accessible. Class size is limited to 20 participants. All Nā Ponohula participants are expected to participate in the Hōʻike on June 23, 2018, Saturday.
Kumu Hula Lehua Kaʻulukukui
The ʻIpu Heke is a double gourd implement used in Hula. Participants will learn about the importance and meaning of the ʻIpu Heke and will make and learn to play their implement. Nā Ponohula participants will learn a hula or oli for the Ipu Heke.
KĀʻEKEʻEKE & ʻOHE HANO IHU
Kumu Kealiʻi Lilly
Participants will gather bamboo, measure, cut, clean, sand and learn how to play the Kāʻekeʻeke and ʻOhe Hano Ihu or nose flute. This workshop will take place in Waipiʻo Valley where participants are required to reside for two nights. Participants must bring their own sleeping bags, towels and personal supplies for indoor/outdoor camping. Participants must be able to walk down to the site from the Waipiʻo Lookout. This workshop will work closely with the Lauhala Preparation & Weaving activity. Nā Ponohula participants will learn to perform a mele.
*Strenuous activity – This site is not wheelchair accessible
KAPA & HAWAIIAN DYES
Kumu Joni Mae Makuakane-Jarrell
Kapa is a traditional Hawaiian cloth made from the wauke or paper mulberry plant. It was used for clothing and as soft mats for sleeping This workshop will introduce participants to the art of kapa making. Each person will have an opportunity to make a small kapa and dye using native plants. Nā Ponohula participants will learn to perform an oli to honor the kapa tradition.
HULA KIʻI BEAMER TRADITIONS
Hula Preservation Society presents Hula Ki`i in the Beamer Tradition
Hula Preservation Society presents this Hula Kiʻi intensive with Auntie Mauliola Cook, protégé of the late Kumu Nona Beamer. Auntie Nonaʻs practice in this rare form involves puppetry, a means employed in many cultures to pass on and tell stories. Auntie Nona loved the kiʻi, and a favorite Hula Kiʻi in her later years was “Ke Haʻala Puna,” a core chant in the Pele repertoire.* Join Auntie Mauliola Cook to build your own kiʻi head (using a dried coconut) and lole (muslin outfit to be dyed and designed). The hula taught will be shared at the closing Hōʻike.
* This intensive involves a huakaʻi to Hāʻena on Day 2, so personal transportation must be available/arranged
HULA KIʻI TRADITION OF PUNA
Kumu Hula Auliʻi Mitchell
Hula Preservation Society presents this Hula Kiʻi intensive with Kumu Auliʻi Mitchell. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about this rare form – a dance of old which can involve puppetry and is an amazing way to tell stories. Kumu Auliʻi is grandson of Kumu Charles Kahiwahiwa Cash and son of Kumu Aana Cash Mitchell. In this tradition, kiʻi are created from wood, and Kumu Auliʻi and his carving alakaʻi will guide you in creating your own. Through learning a hula with the kiʻi, you will bring it to life. This hula will be shared at the closing Hōʻike.
KAULA & KNOTS
Kumu ʻUmi Kai
The art form of making cordage was a very valuable and essential life skill. Cordage is used for girding a paʻū and can be used for numerous other ties and ornamental designs. Haumana will learn to identify, gather, strip and prepare fibers of the native Hau plant. They will also learn to haku or braid 3, 4 ,5, 6, 7 and 8 cords for different effects and usage.
Kumu Hula Kapuaokalaniikapoliopele Kaaua
Participants will make a small pahu or hula drum. This is an intensive workshop on how to finish the drum, lash the skin of the drumhead to the lapaiki. Nā Ponohula participants will learn to perform an oli using the lapaiki.
*Moderate to Strenuous activity
LAUHALA PREPARATION & WEAVING
Kumu Hula Lolay Muraki
Participants will gather, clean, strip and prepare lauhala and weave a pale for their ipu. This workshop will take place in Waipiʻo Valley where partiipants are required to reside for two nights. Participants must bring their own sleeping bags towels and personal supplies for indoor/outdoor camping. Participants must be able to walk down to the site from the Waipiʻo Lookout. This workshop will work closely with the Kāʻekeʻeke & ʻOhe Hano Ihu activity. Nā Ponohula participants will learn to perform a mele.
*Strenuous activity This site is not wheelchair accessible
NĀ LEI HULA
Kumu Hula Aloha Victor
Learn to make different styles of lei using native flora. Participants will learn proper protocol for picking plants for their lei. This huakaʻi may include a visit to various sites to gather plants Nā Ponohula participants will also learn an oli or hula to accompany the making of lei.
Kumu ‘Iliahi Anthony
The Pūniu is a small drum usually tied to the thigh and used for Hula Kāhiko. Participants will make a Pūniu. Nā Ponohula participants will also learn an oli or hula using the Pūniu.
Kumu Kumulaʻau Lloyd Sing
The `ie`ie is a very important plant in hula and Hawaiian culture. When found growing in the native forests of Hawai`i, its presence is an indication that the forest is established and in good health. It also has a place of honor on the kuahu or hula altar. Student participants will have a rare opportunity to engage in this comprehensive learning journey which will also include instruction on proper gather practices and preparations. Haumana will learn how to weave a hina`i (basket) with a cover. Nā Ponohula participants will also learn an oli using their creation
Kumu Kamuela Chun
Participants will learn to make two different styles of ʻUlīʻulī or hula rattles; one with a poʻo hulu and one with lauhala handle and no poʻo. Nā Ponohula participants will learn an oli or hula using the ʻUlīʻulī.
ADDITIONAL HUAKAʻI OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE ADDED.
EASY – Activities require little or no walking and very little hands on work.
MODERATE – Activities include easy hiking/walking and a medium level of hands on work.
STRENUOUS – Activities include hiking and heavy hands on work. Need to be physically fit.