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Preview: Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu.

Although the name of the company won't fit on conventional marquees, founding director Patrick Makuakane has been packing in audiences and students for 20 years. The engaging Honolulu-born artist's aim was twofold. In rescuing hula from its fate as a Waikiki shopping mall diversion for weary tourists, he has revealed a rich, traditional culture the secrets of which can't be revealed merely by wearing a grass skirt and strumming a ukulele. By fusing this indigenous art form with contemporary music, he has shown us a culture in evolution. Makuane believes that anyone can learn the hula; the 20th anniversary show includes a number for members of the San Francisco Fire Department. Who would have imagined that ethnography could be such a sensuous, participatory, experience? The company name translates as "the many feathered wreaths at the summit, held in high experience." Oct. 15-23, Palace of Fine Arts Theater, San Francisco. www.naleihulu.org.
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Author:Ulrich, Allan
Publication:Dance Magazine
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2005
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