HUla Immersion

Spring Session 2018, March 24 - 28

 

Halau Ne'e Mai Na Iwa Me Hi'iaka together with Ka 'Imi Na'auao im Dialog mit Hawaii e.V.

invite you to a week of in-depth hula studies with Roselle Keli'ihonipua Bailey (Maui)

 Time: On Saturday, we will start at 10 a.m. and end Wednesday at 12.30 a.m 

Place: OMNA Institut, Vogging 1, D-84326 Rimbach

Costs: 380 Euro, (+ house)

Inscription and more information: Andrea Kandler, info@omna-institut.de / Tel.: 0049-(0)8727-9696061

Hula Immersion means: the serious study of hula in all its aspects, in a shared space of learning and living – direct contact with the culture, language, environment, past and present of Hawaii Nei. 

Hula is intrinsically linked to a specific culture, environment and history quite distant and unknown to the general European mindset... and intercultural communication is even more disturbed by the fractures and ruptures of colonial history that tend to cut through rather then foster present day dialogue. To stay in the present, is a challenge rather than a given. Hawaiian sovereignty is still a dream.

 

The hawaiian language was and is revitalized through the establishment of immersion schools. The moment, the students enter the school building, they enter a space where only Hawaiian is spoken. This is a save space and a nest for an endangered language. Hula, too, is a language. It carries its cultural horizon to wherever it moves, a window in time, for all of us.