Vicky Holt Takamine, ‘Îlio‘ulaokalani Coalition

Vicky Holt Takamine, ‘Îlio‘ulaokalani Coalition Photo/Foto: Paula Kupfer

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Photo/Foto: Paula Kupfer

Hula como resistencia

Los cantos y las danzas en esta performance son alabanzas que honran a los dioses y regentes de los pueblos originarios de Hawai'i. Conmemoran sus tierras amadas y son un llamado a la unidad y a la solidaridad.

Biografías

Vicky Holt Takamine es undadora y kumu hula (maestra) de Pua Ali'i Ilima, escuela de danza hawaiana tradicional. Enseña hula en la UH Manoa y en la Leeward Community College. Graduada en rituales 'uniki de hula de Maiki Aiu Lake.  Hizo su pregrado y posgrado en Etnología de la Danza en la Universidad de Hawai. Desde 1997, coordina demostraciones, protestas y marchas pidiendo por la justicia social, económica y del medio ambiente para los pueblos originarios de Hawai'i.

‘Īlio‘ulaokalani Coalition es una organización de artistas culturales hawaianos que defienden la protección de sus derechos como pueblos originarios de Hawai y de sus recursos culturales y naturales.

  • Integrantes:

    Christina Mauliola Cook vive en Honolulu, Hawai y enseña baile creativa en escuelas por todo el estado del Hawai. En 2007, se graduó como ho‘opa‘a (drummer/chanter) y ‘ōlapa (dancer) through the ‘ūniki rituals of hula from kumu hula, Vicky Holt Takamine.

  • Alison Hartle completed her BA in English and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and her MA in American Studies at the University of Hawai‘i. She has been a member of Pua Ali‘i ‘Ilima, a school of traditional Hawaiian dance, for the past fourteen years. Currently she is working on her PhD in American Studies and serves on the board of the PA‘I Foundation, a non-profit cultural foundation organized to support the needs of the native Hawaiian community.

  • Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio is a recent graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama and is based in Honolulu, Hawaii when she is not attending Stanford University. In 2008 Jamaica was apart of the 5 person team that won the international youth poetry competition Brave New Voices in Washington DC and is featured in Hbo's documentary "Brave New Voices." She was named the 2009 Youth Speaks Hawaii Grand Slam Champion.
  • Hula as Resistance

    The chants and dances that are used in this performance praise and honor native Hawaiians' gods and chiefs. They celebrate their beloved lands, and call for unity and solidarity.

    Biographies

    Vicky Holt Takamine is the founder and kumu hula (master teacher) of Pua Ali'i 'Ilima, a school of traditional Hawaiian dance. In addition, she teaches hula at UH Manoa and Leeward Community College. She graduated through the 'uniki rituals of hula from Maiki Aiu Lake. Vicky received her BA and MA in Dance Ethnology from the University of Hawai'i. Since 1997, she has coordinated demonstrations, rallies, and marches calling for social, economic, and environmental justice for native Hawaiians.

    ‘Īlio‘ulaokalani Coalition is an organization of native Hawaiian cultural practitioners who advocate for the protection of their native rights and cultural and natural resources.

    Performers:

    Christina Mauliola Cook lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and has taught creative dance in schools throughout the state of Hawaii. In 2007, she graduated as ho‘opa‘a (drummer/chanter) and ‘ōlapa (dancer) through the ‘ūniki rituals of hula from kumu hula, Vicky Holt Takamine.

    Alison Hartle completed her BA in English and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and her MA in American Studies at the University of Hawai‘i. She has been a member of Pua Ali‘i ‘Ilima, a school of traditional Hawaiian dance, for the past fourteen years. Currently she is working on her PhD in American Studies and serves on the board of the PA‘I Foundation, a non-profit cultural foundation organized to support the needs of the native Hawaiian community.

    Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio is a recent graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama and is based in Honolulu, Hawaii when she is not attending Stanford University. In 2008 Jamaica was apart of the 5 person team that won the international youth poetry competition Brave New Voices in Washington DC and is featured in Hbo's documentary "Brave New Voices." She was named the 2009 Youth Speaks Hawaii Grand Slam Champion.

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