Friday, May 4, 2012

Hula at Volcanoes National Park



You never know what to expect weather wise when the monthly hula performances at Volcanoes National park are shown outdoors overlooking the beautiful caldera. Today had everything, winds, mist, intense rain, sun, nice filtered light and combinations of all the above.

The dancing on the other hand was nothing short of breath taking, hula story telling and dancing at its finest and most exciting to see.






Traditional kahiko performances which is the ancient way of dancing in Hawaii were presented with beautiful adornments and leis.




The hands really do tell the story in their hula.







As you can see the from the photos, the dancers were so into their story telling and love of dancing hula. It was a special moment even in harsh outdoor elements to enjoy this ceremony.


If you come visit, check out the calendar at Volcanoes National Park for their monthly hula performances, they are really special and worth seeing.


  1. The dance and the dancers are so beautiful. It's been too long ago that I visited Hawaii, but I do remember the beautiful, friendly people! All of your photography is wonderful. The previous post on the leis was exceptional!! I'm stopping in via Tootsie Time and glad I did!!

  2. I love their costumes. Great photos!


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