28th Hula O Nā Keiki

Friday, November 9, 2018 | 4-9pm
Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 1-8pm
Kanahele Ballroom

The 28th Celebration of Hula O Nā Keiki will be held November 9-10, 2018 at Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel. Hula students from Hawaiʻi and around the world are invited to compete through interview, dance, chant, and costume categories.

This past June, the sister tournament of Hula O Nā Keiki the 1st annual Hula O Nā Keiki Japan was held in Tokyo, Japan. Japanese hālau are only eligible to register and compete in Hula O Nā Keiki Japan. These overall winners (Kahiko & ʻAuana division contestant) were given the chance to participate in the 28th Hula O Nā Keiki Maui tournament in November. 


Tickets

Advanced purchase tickets for two-day competition are available on Eventbrite

Friday or Saturday only ticket available at ʻOhana Fun Center on the day of the competition. 

Hālau tickets for 10 or more, please contact Festival Coordinator Gayle Miyaguchi at gmiyaguchi@kbhmaui.com.

* On-site valet parking $18
Self-parking for registered hotel guests only, limited to one vehicle per room $14


Schedule of Events

Friday, November 9
8am - 4pm Festival of Arts and Crafts Courtyard, Lobby, and ʻOhana Room
11:30am - 7:30pm Hula O Nā Keiki Food Court Courtyard
4pm - 9pm Hula O Nā Keiki Hula Competition - Hula Kahiko Kanahele Room
Saturday, November 10
8am - 4pm Festival of Arts and Crafts Courtyard, Lobby, and ʻOhana Room
1:30am - 7:30pm Hula O Nā Keiki Food Court Courtyard
1pm - 8pm Hula O Nā Keiki Hula Competition - Hula ʻAuana Kanahele Room
Sunday, November 11
9am - 1pm Sunday Brunch Tiki Terrace Restaurant (Reservation required)


Rules

Hula O Nā Keiki Rules 2018


Applications

Application closed. 

All paperwork must be submitted by the required deadlines. Points will be deducted if information is received after specified deadlines. Use only Hula O Nā Keiki forms listed below. Be thorough in answering all of the questions. If there are narratives other than the required information, keep that information on a separate sheet. Please email completed registration forms to gmiyaguchi@kbhmaui.com

Each hālau must submit the following by July 15, 2018

1. Agreement to Participate + kumu(s) individual headshot picture(s) 
2. Soloist(s) Haumāna Bio(s) + headshot picture 
3. Pālua Haumāna Bios (if applicable) + individual headshot pictures 
4. Parental Consent Forms

Submit the following for each haumāna by August 1, 2018: 

1. Soloist(s) Information Form 
2. Pālua Information Form 
3. Song Sheet Forms: Words to all songs (oli, ka‘i, ho‘i, nā mele). All Hawaiian words must have diacritical markings to avoid misinterpretation of its meaning. 
4. Sufficient documentation stating dates when ‘auana songs were composed and the composer’s name 
5. Sound Requirement Form (1 per hālau)

Submit the following for each haumāna by October 1, 2018: 

1. Soloist Costume Description Form 
2. Pālua Costume Description Form (if applicable) 

*Headshot pictures: The pictures of the kumu and haumāna will be used in the program and for name tags. Make sure each photo is at least 300 dpi for clarity. It is not necessary to be in a hula outfit. 


Awards and Prizes

The Hula O Nā Keiki Committee reserves the right to add, adjust or remove any prize category stated above, including combining the Overall Winners based on the number of entrants.

THE AKONI AKANA KUMU HULA PERPETUAL AWARD 

FOM generously gives scholarships to ‘ōpio seeking higher learning in Hawaiian Culture. A representative from FOM will sit in the interview session to evaluate which ‘ōpio is deserving of this award. 
Before his passing, co-founder of Hula O Nā Keiki, Akoni Akana wished to recognize and reward the kumu hula that best demonstrated po‘okela in preparing for this competition. He personally selected a perpetual drum that will be awarded by Friends of Moku‘ula to the kumu hula that best fulfills the following criteria: 
Submittal of all completed palapala by required deadlines and thoroughness in completing all applications. 
Sharing of kumu hula’s mana‘o at a personal session with the Judges on the morning of Friday, November 9, 2018. 
Completion of haumāna’s reflection of their kumu included in haumāna’s biographical information. 
Adherence to competition rules. 

THE AKONI AKANA ‘ŌPIO SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS 

Scholarships may be awarded to ‘ōpio seeking higher learning in Hawaiian Culture. A representative of the scholarship will sit in the interview session to evaluate which ‘ōpio is deserving of this award. 


Event Contacts

ʻĀlika Guerrero, Executive Administrator, aguerrero@kbhmaui.com  808-667-0218
Gayle Miyaguchi
, Festival Coordinator, gmiyaguchi@kbhmaui.com  808-667-0219

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