Hula

Hula dance
Dancers can be both men and women, but the singers were certainly men. In the song (mele) tells a story and dance highlights some special lines choreographic movements. Movement male dancers were sharper and dancing girls differ by more smoothness.

Hula also accompanied by musical instruments. Music helps dancers and singers keep rhythm. Traditionally, the songs used maracas, bamboo pipes and drums. Originally used drums made from one pumpkin (IMPs), and then the drums made of two pumpkins (IMPs Hecke). Bracelets on their feet from the dog's teeth were also considered musical instruments. Now as to maintain the rhythm and give depth to the sound used ukulele (Hawaiian musical instrument), a common and bass guitar.

With the arrival of the missionaries to the islands in the early XX century, the role of dance began to change. Protestant missionaries declared pagan dance, and soon it was banned. Missionaries condemned the dance itself, is not enough dressed dancers and polytheism (worship of many gods). Missionaries pushed even the royal family to ensure that they also stopped practicing dance. Since hula dance was performed in secret and handed down from generation to generation.

Currently held annually two important events in the world of hula: first festival is called "Merry Monarch Festival» (Merrie Monarch Festival), during which compete separately for men and women team of dancers. During this festival Miss Aloha Hula is selected. Another event is a competition in traditional dance hula and Kamehameha contest singers, held every June.
Hula
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Hula

School hula (hula Halau) establishes special rules, such as no haircuts hair or nail cutting. School graduates participated in the ritual of purification and bathed in ocean water. After the ritual began a huge festival (luau), which together with the alumni invited all members of the family. Currently, the school continues to teach hula hula traditional dance. And as before, the end of the school accompanied by feasting and dancing.

Originally intended hula dance to worship the gods. In earlier times, dance dance on the platform, which also stood the altar of the goddess Pele. Traditional costume consisted of lei (garland-beads), pau (skirt) and bracelets to his feet, made of whale bone or dog's teeth. Today costumes more "modest", and recommend to their dance school female students to wear long skirts and tops or loose dress, and his disciples - pants or a little.

Lead Dancer from Tahiti at Kawaii Tahiti Fete
Lead Dancer from Tahiti at Kawaii Tahiti Fete
Lead Dancer from Tahiti at Kawaii Tahiti Fete
Hula dancer
Hula dancer
Hula dancer
Hula
Lead Dancer from Tahiti at Kawaii Tahiti Fete
Lead Dancer from Tahiti at Kawaii Tahiti Fete
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