Hoʽike 2011 Recap

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!

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2 Responses to Hoʽike 2011 Recap

  1. bob says:

    Congratulations! Do you have video of your performance?

  2. hulajourney says:

    We know they are “out there” but so far nothing has turned up on the web anywhere. We all keep hoping… 😀 I’ll post anything when it turns up.

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