The traditional Hawaiian fine art of hula has become very popular world wide and especially in Japan, where there are more than 200,000 practitioners of this time-honored dance. The Pan-Pacific Hula Festival provides a dream opportunity for many of these groups who practice all year long, in anticipation of dancing the hula in Hawaii – the birthplace of this much revered and appreciated art form.
A true example of cultural exchange, you will see hula groups from across Japan performing their interpretation of the hula on stage. There will also be a special exhibition performance by local halau, Halau O Napuala ‘Ikauika ‘Iu led by Kumu Hula Sally Yoza.
Held under a majestic banyan tree with beautiful Waikiki Beach just steps away, dancers and spectators alike will truly enjoy a warm and breezy Hawaiian evening of friendly competition among hula enthusiasts!