A week of in-depth hula studies with Roselle Keli'ihonipua Bailey (Maui)
Starts on the first day at 10 a.m., ends at 1 p.m of the last day
Costs: 460 € (+housing)
Registration and info: Andrea Kandler, email@example.com / 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.