Kama’aina, Malihini Welcome to Halau ‘Ilima’s 31st Holomua Ka No’eau

Media Release:

The 31st annual Holomua Ka No‘eau concert, presented by Kumu Hula Mapuana de Silva and the dancers of Halau Mohala ‘Ilima, will be presented on Saturday, April 2nd, at 6 p.m., at the Hawai‘i Theatre Center in Downtown, Honolulu.  This year’s production is entitled “Young Hawai‘i Dances Old Hawai‘i.”

Halau Mohala 'Ilima

The concert is a one-and-only chance to preview the halau’s entire Merrie Monarch 2011 presentation, Miss Aloha Hula, Kahiko and Auana, all in one evening.  Dancers from every class will perform.  Special surprise guests are also highly anticipated. Uncle Babe Bell will blow the Pu (conch shell).

Kihei and Mapuana DeSilva

The music will be presented by Hui Waianuhea o ka ‘Awapuhi, with Na Hoku award-winning musician and kumu hula, Manu Boyd, and friends Glen Smith, Richie Heirakuji, and Kala‘i Ontai; and Dennis Kamakahi, Anuenue Punua and Mahina Paishon Duarte.  Kumu Hula Victoria Holt Takamine will present dancers from her Pua Ali‘I ‘Ilima halau.  This concert is the preview of Halau Mohala ‘Ilima’s 33rd consecutive  presentation in the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo.

Kama‘aina and malihini from all over the world will enjoy the wonderful feeling of being grounded and connected, to the cultural wealth and pure enjoyment of true Hawai‘i.

Tickets are $25 and $35 at the Hawai‘i Theatre Box Office.  Call (808) 528-0506, Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or order online 24 hours a day at www.hawaiitheatre.com.

For more information on the halau, please visit http://web.mac.com/halaumohalailima/HMI/HMI_Home.html.