9 am Opening Ceremonies
9:35 am Hālau Hula O Maiki
Kumu Hula Coline Aiu
10 am Na Pualei o Likolehua
Kumu Hula Leinā‘ala Kalama Heine
10:25 am Joan S. Lindsey Hula Studio
Kumu Hula Joan Lindsey
10:50 am Ka Pā Nani `O Lilinoe
Kumu Hula Lilinoe Lindsey
11:15 am Hālau Nā Mamo O Pu‘uanahulu
Kumu Hula Sonny Ching
11:40 am Hālau Hula Ka No‘eau
Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang

12 - 1 pm

Lunch Break

1 pm Pa Kui a Holo Lua School
Olohe Dr. Mitchell Eli
1:20 pm Hālau Hula O Nāmakahūlali
Kumu Hula Shirley Recca
1:45 pm Pua Ali‘i ‘Ilima
Nā Kumu Hula Vicky Holt Takamine and
Jeffrey Kānekaiwilani Takamine
2:10 pm Hālau O Nā Pua Kukui
Kumu Hula Ed Collier
2:35 pm Hālau Hula Olana
Nā Kumu Hula Howard & Olana Ai and Shelsea Ai Apana
3 pm Nā Pua`ala o ka Palikūpuni`iaekauanoe
(Mililani Middle School)
Ho`opa`a Noelani and Leinanionāpua`ala Dabis
3:25 pm Ka Wai O Punahou
Kumu Hula Doreen Doo
4 pm Pau
Prince Lot Hula Festival XXXIV, Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Moanalua Gardens, Hawaii
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Ho‘omālamalama, E Ala Mai…Enlighten, Rise!

Prince Lot Hula Festival XXXIV
Saturday, July 16, 2011

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Hālau Na Momo O Kaala with Kumu Hula Noelani Chang 3810

 stellar line-up of hālau hula perfored at "Ho‘omālamalama, E Ala Mai… Enlighten, Rise!", the 34th Annual Prince Lot Hula Festival taking place at spectacular Moanalua Gardens on Saturday, July 16, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF), the festival is Hawai‘i's oldest and largest non-competitive hula celebration held each year to honor Prince Lot Kapuāiwa who revived the once banned hula in the district of Moanalua.

"Some of Hawai'i's most celebrated hālau hula performed at this year's festival," said Alika Jamile, MGF Executive Director and President. They are: Hula Hālau Olana led by kumu hula Olana Ai; Hālau Hula O Maiki led by kumu hula Coline Aiu; Hālau Na Mamo O Pu‘uanahulu led by kumu hula Sonny Ching; Hālau O Na Pua Kukui led by kumu hula Ed Collier; Nā Pualei o Likolehua led by kumu hula Leinā‘ala Kalama Heine; Joan S. Lindsey Hula Studio led by kumu hula Joan Lindsey; Hālau Hula Ka No'eau led by kumu hula Michael Pili Pang; Hālau Hula O Namakahūlali led by kumu hula Shirley Recca; Pua Ali'i 'Ilima led by kumu hula Vicky Holt Takamine have all confirmed their participation in this year's festival," Jamile reported.

"To encourage our younger generation, MGF invited the winners of the 2011 Malia Craver Hula Kahiko Competition," said Jamile. Winner of the high school women's division, Ka Wai O Punahou led by Kumu Hula Doreen Doo, and winner of the middle school division, Mililani Middle School Hālau Hula led by Instructor Noelani Dabis, also performed," he stated.

The event featured both hula kāhiko (ancient) hula and chant, and 'auana (modern) hula performances. Dancers performed on one of the few remaining pa hula (hula mounds) in Hawai‘i.

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"Our theme "Ho‘omālamalama, E Ala Mai…Enlighten, Rise!" signified the importance of Kamananui (Moanalua) Valley as a revered wahi pana (sacred place) where people gathered to learn and practice the oli (chants) of ancient times," said Jamile. "Our opening ceremonies included a special tribute to Prince Lot by the Royal Order of Kamehameha," he stated.

Ka Hale I o Kāhala Hālau Hula with Kumu Hula Leimomi Maldonado 3736

A historical and cultural treasure, Moanalua Gardens is one of the most beautiful places in Honolulu on the island of O‘ahu. Once a botanical garden, it is home to rare trees, foliage and historic structures.

There is no charge to attend the festival however a button donation to MGF is requested to raise funds to support the event.

The public, and visitors, are welcome and encouraged to bring their beach chairs and mats and enjoy the fun, food and festivities under the shady monkeypod trees of Moanalua Gardens. No commercial photography is allowed.

Hālau Ka No‘eau with Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang 3896

Festival sponsors and supporters included the Hawaii Tourism Authority, State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the City and County of Honolulu, the National Endowment for the Arts, Aloha Pacific Credit Union, Hawaiian Airlines, Kamehameha Schools, The Queen's Medical Center, ING Direct, the Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau, the O‘ahu Visitors Bureau, the Honolulu Star Advertiser, MidWeek, and other businesses.

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A non-profit organization founded in 1970, Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF) is committed to preserving and perpetuating the native culture, environment, and people of Hawai'i through education, celebration and stewardship of Kamananui Valley and Moanalua Gardens.

Named in memory of King Kamehameha V, Prince Lot, the festival was founded in 1978 by MGF and now attracts up to 10,000 residents and visitors each year. Moanalua was a favorite recreation spot for Prince Lot, who is credited with reviving the hula in the district of Moanalua. His summer cottage can be found on the gardens‘ grounds.

Mana Ai Poi Pounding 3987

Local food and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day. Limited edition tee shirts and a souvenir button will be on sale. Proceeds from these merchandise sales will help cover the costs of the festival.

For more information about MGF, please call 808-839-5334.


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Moanalua Gardens Foundation Mission

Moanalua Gardens Foundation preserves and perpetuates the history, native culture and environment of Hawaii through education, celebration and stewardship at Moanalua Gardens and Kamananui Valley.

This is accomplished through our educational activities, resources for educators at Moanalua Gardens and Kamananui Valley, and the Prince Lot Hula Festival.

Now celebrating our 41st year, Moanalua Gardens Foundation offers high-quality, award-winning educational programs and services to Hawaii since 1970.

As a non-profit organization, we depend heavily upon our supporters, sponsors, donors, and volunteers. If you would like to help in this endeavor, we invite you to become a member, renew your membership, make a donation, or become a volunteer.

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