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Unformatted text preview: R 1 Roberto Avila Instructor Jennie Pitts Dan 266 10 October 2011 The Essence of Hula Hawaii is known for its lavish, laidback islands and a catalyst into paradise. A melting pot of cultures that traces back, long before it was emancipated into the U.S., Hawaii practiced a tradition that is the heart and soul of the culture, Hula. The art of storytelling is a prime essence in the dance of Hula. Beyond the coconut bras, grass skirts, and leis , the substance of the dance lies in the motions the Islanders exhibit. The recreation of ancient tales that entail love, nature, and mythology are beautifully composed throughout the performances. The significance of the dances and chants that unite Hula is the history and origins that hula is derived from. Past monarchs that forbid the dance nearly dismantled the Hawaiian tradition, and if not for King David Kalkaua, who promoted the cultural dance, Hula would have been lost generations ago. Hawaiis heart and core of history and traditions is in the Hula, and can generations ago....
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course DANCE 200 taught by Professor Pitts during the Spring '11 term at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
- Spring '11