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Makawalu

Monday, November 25, 2013
12:00 AM
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Michigan League 3512 Haven Hall

A Series on Indigenous Ecology of Hawaiian Hula Arts

The University of Michigan Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program (within the Department of American Culture) is pleased to present Kekuhi Kealiikanakaoleohaililani and Kaumakaiwa Kanaka?ole as King/Chavez/Parks Visiting Professors.

All events are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:

Makawalu—The Concert
Presenters:  Kekuhi Kealiikanakaoheohaililani and Kaumanaiwa Kanaka?ole; with accompaniment by multi-instrumentalist Shawn Pimental
Date:  Monday November 25, 2013
Time:  7:00pm; doors open at 6:30pm
Place: Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, Michigan League
Description: A concert of ancient ?oli (chant) traditions, modern melodies, and original song compositions, in a powerful mix of music that speaks to the soul.

Makawalu—The Lecture
Presenters:  Kekuhi Kealiikanakaoheohaililani and Kaumanaiwa Kanaka?ole
Date: Tuesday November 26, 2013
Time:  10:00-11:30am
Place:  3512 Haven Hall, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan
Description:  “Makawalu”—multiple perspectives—is a conceptual framework for exploring how hula connects to a diversity of disciplines, with a focus on the cartography of the hula body and the earth body

Hula – Global Connections / A Lecture
Presenters:  Kekuhi Kealiikanakaoheohaililani and Kaumanaiwa Kanaka?ole
Date:  Tuesday November 26, 2013
Time:  4:00-5:30pm
Place:  3512 Haven Hall, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan
Description:  Hula is truly a global phenomenon, with more than 2,000 schools in Japan alone, as well as schools in the continental U.S., Mexico, Holland, Germany, and the Pacific. This presentation will focus on the social, ecological, psychological and spiritual aspects of hula and how and why we think it is the phenomenon it is.

The Makawalu series is generously sponsored by an array of University of Michigan units:  Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program, Native American Studies Program, Department of American Culture, Department of English, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, College of Literature Sciences and Arts, Arts at Michigan Course Connections, Center for World Performance Studies, International Institute, Rackham Dean?s Strategic Initiative, Office of the Vice President for Research, Office of the Senior Vice Provost, and the King/Chavez/Parks Visiting Professors Program.