Esplanade Presents

Dance | Workshop

Introduction to Hula Dance

Hālau Nohona Hawaiʻi (USA)

1 May 2023, Mon, 3pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

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Welina Mai! Practitioners with the Hawaiian school Halau Nohona Hawai'i will share mele (chants) and hula kahiko (the ancient form) that honour nā ali'i (chiefs) and nā akua (deities), and demonstrate cultural values of the kanaka maoli (native Hawaiian people).


For generations, it is through hula that history, traditions, and stories about Hawaiian culture—its people, way of life, sense of aloha and connection to the earth—have been passed down. When one dances hula, one is connected to the universe. In this workshop that is open to everyone of all ages, discover the basic dance steps of hula, through storytelling and of course, the dance itself.


• Patrons who have registered will have priority entry to the venue.

• Patrons who have registered must arrive 5 mins before the start of the event to guarantee your admission.

• Patrons who have registered but are not at the venue 5 mins before the start will have their seats released to walk-in patrons on a first-come, first-served basis.

• Limited seats are available at the door.

• Seating will be assigned by Esplanade’s ushers.

Admission Age:
6 and above
Language: English
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Artist Information

Hālau Nohona Hawaiʻi

Under the direction of Kumu Hula, Kaimana Chee, Halau Nohona Hawai’i is a Hawaiian cultural school founded in 2014 based in the USA. Its name refers to all things Hawaiian and living the Hawaiian way. A non-profit cultural organisation, the group’s mission is to cultivate, protect and perpetuate the cultural practices, knowledge, and traditions of na kupuna (ancestors/elders) through the teachings of hula, language, chant, protocols, music & history.

Date & Time

1 May 2023, Mon


Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

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