Hoʽike 2011 has come and gone. This year’s competition was well-attended by both performers and audience. Groups came from Florida, Las Vegas, Virginia Beach, Augusta (Georgia), and Chicago. New friendships were made; old friendships were renewed; the music and dancing were outstanding. And it was wonderful to see everyone really support this very important event.
Performances are judged on five qualities:
- Kaʽi (entrance) – 10 points
- Choreography – 30 points
- Performance – 30 points
- Costume – 20 points
- Hoʽi (exit) – 10 points
Our halau did well: we took
- 2nd place in kahiko: the chant was Maikaʽi Ka ʽOiwi O Ka Ala; kaʽi, Hoʽopuka E Ka La; hoʽi, Hoʽi E, Hoʽi La
- 1st place in wahine ‘auana: the mele (song) was Laʽieikawai; kaʽi, Ka Pilina; hoʽi, Ka Pilina
- 2nd place in kūpuna ‘auana: the mele was Ohai Aliʽi Kaluhea; kaʽi, Ka Makani Kaʽili Aloha ; hoʽi, Ka Makani Kaʽili Aloha
And now we all begin our preparations for next year!