October 20 & 21 • 7:30pm
October 22 • 8:00pm
October 23 • 3:00pm
Alexander Kasser Theater
Choreographed by Hōkūlani Holt, Keali‘i Reichel, Pali Ahue, Ulalia Woodside, Kauhilonohonua Padilla, and Robert Ke‘ano Ka‘upu IV
Costume Design by Marques Hanalei Marzan
Sound Design by John Signor
Lighting Design by Mark Astrella
Technical Direction by Donald Nako’oka
Join us for a post-show Community Conversation with the company after the Saturday performance!
For untold generations, the seafaring people of the Hawaiian Islands have looked to the horizon for a glimpse of what is to come. Kūlanihāko‘i: Living Waters is a new hula drama created by Nā Kinimakalehua, a consortium of Kumu Hula (hula masters) that blends the traditional and contemporary stories of Hawaii.
Situated high in the heavens, beyond the influence of even the gods themselves, is the mystical Kūlanihāko‘i, an elemental lake from which all life flows. Through dance, chant, storytelling and dramatic interpretation, Living Waters draws from an array of enchanting Hawaiian myths tracing back over 2,000 years, highlighting the need for an equilibrium in the connection between mankind and nature.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Funded in part by the National Dance Project (NDP) of the New England Foundation for the Arts. NDP is supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust. Additional support provided by the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and Kauahea, Inc.