Monday, December 24, 2007

Hula

Last week Monday (the 17th), the girls' had their first official hula performance with Halau Kulani Dance. It was at the Aloha Tower Marketplace in Honolulu. It was SO much fun!!
Asia was so funny! I was worried that she might get stage fright or something and not do it, but she was TOTALLY in to it. Only she was turned around looking at everyone else behind her most of the time or she was dancing to the beat of her own drum, but other than that she did great! LOL
Brinlee was totally gung ho! She is a little showboat anyway, but she really got in to it too. She doesn't like to dance the tahitian style (wild hip shaking), but she is pretty good at it, being her first year in. She is definitely not afraid to get up and perform in front of people. She hamms it up!
Mariah is the very graceful (most of the time) one. She looked so grown up out there! I got a little misty through the whole thing. It was so beautiful!
Then on Wednesday (the 19th), they go the opportunity to dance at the Polynesian Cultural Center over in La'ie. That was a truly awesome experience. The spirit over there is already amazing by itself and getting to participate in something so deeply cultural and such a cultural place was inexpressible.
Here are some video clips and pictures from both nights.


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Asia, Mariah and Brinlee

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Brinlee getting ready for the Tahitian number

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Asia and Aleena Kai (DOUBLE TROUBLE!!)

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Mariah (in background wearing solid black) dancing the Maori number with Poi Balls

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Brinlee and Asia performing "Sweet Singing Bamboo" (sorry it's so dark! It's a kind of outdoor mall)

Mariah (in the background on the right end) performing "Nani Hanalei" (next to her on the right is her friend Taylin Kai)

1 comment:

Nash Family said...

I love it! Not your typical ballet huh? Brooklyn is so jealous, she always wanted to do that! You make me want to pick up and move to hawaii!! you lucky girls!!