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MOHALA - Evolution: Halau O Keikiali'i 25th Anniversary

  • San Mateo Performing Arts Center 600 N Delaware St San Mateo, CA 94401 USA (map)

Mohala, the Hawaiian word for unfolding or blossoming, evokes a sense of growth and coming into one’s full potential.  This year marks the 25th anniversary for Hālau O Keikiali`i and we are proud to present a collection of songs and dances that celebrates the path we have taken not only as a Hawaiian dance group, but as practitioners of the Hawaiian culture and innovators of Hawaiian music and performance.

This year’s special celebration pays tribute to Hawai’i Island – home to Keikiali`i’s hula lineage, which stems from Kumu Hula Rae Kahikilaulani Fonseca and Hula Master George Lanakilakekiahiali`i Na`ope.  With exciting original compositions and dynamic choreography, we honor the people and places – near and far – that have touched us on our journey.  We hope you will join us on this reminiscent tour of our first 25 years and all the extraordinary places to which we have traveled together thus far.  We are excited to welcome Keikiali`i students from all over the globe – Japan, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Australia, Hawai`i and throughout the U.S. – to the Bay Area to showcase that hula and the spirit of Aloha are indeed universal.

Lobby doors will open at 5:00pm for a special food and shopping event featuring vendors from all around the world, and a unique silent auction featuring handmade products and other fine arts and crafts.

Saturday, August 10, 2019 – 6:00pm (lobby open at 5:00pm/theater at 5:30pm)
$30-50 (general admission/reserve seating/premier seating)
San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 N Delaware Street, San Mateo

(415) 531-7285/keikialii@outlook.com for tickets!