Hula is traditionally believed to have been created to honor the thousands of gods and goddesses of ancient Hawaii and has been traced back as far as Polynesian travelers’ first arrival on the islands. It is an age-old tradition firmly embedded in native Hawaiian culture.
There’s so much more to HULA!
This Hula infographic was produced for the Fairmont Kea Lani and Fairmont Orchid Resorts. It beautifully shares where the Hula comes from, what the hula symbolizes, dancewear, musical instruments, flowers worn by island, forms of music and chant, illustrated dance moves, as well as commonly misidentified dances from the Tahitians, Samoans, and Tongans.
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For many years I have wondered about the mysteries of the hula and this site has answered many of those questions and also increased my thirst to learn more. So much of western dance, and even the ballet, has become course and vulgar but the Hula remains imbued with grace and dignity. While perhaps not authentic to the ancient hula it remains authentic to the spirit and core values of the Hawaiian people. To those who wonder what the Aloha Spirit is, look to the hula.