Hālau Hula O Na Mele ‘Āina O Hawai’i with Ei Arakawa and Silke Otto-Knapp

Hālau Hula O Na Mele ‘Āina O Hawai’i with Ei Arakawa and Silke Otto-Knapp

Hula workshop: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 
We are no longer accepting RSVPs for the workshop. Visitors may sign up for the waiting list on-site

Performances: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. 

The New York–based Hawaiian dance group Hālau Hula O Na Mele ‘Āina O Hawai’i, led by the native Hawaiian choreographer Luana Haraguchi, will perform traditional hula kahiko with the artist Ei Arakawa. The performances take place in the museum’s lobby and are set against the backdrop of Seascape (with moon), 2016, a large-scale painting by Silke Otto-Knapp installed on the Hammer’s Lobby Wall. 

This program is organized by Aram Moshayedi, curator and MacKenzie Stevens, curatorial assistant.

In Real Life is supported by Catherine Glynn Benkaim and Barbara Timmer.

Image: Hālau Hula O Na Mele 'Āina O Hawai'i with Ei Arakawa and Silke Otto Knapp. Emily Carr Witnessing 9 Hula Kahiko. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, March 18, 2015. Photo: Leah Maghonoy © Art Gallery of Ontario, 2016.