HIIAKAIKANOEAU…

“Cherishing the Reflection”

Hula Aihaa and Ka Hana Kapa are practices that continue to illustrate unparalleled craft and skill. The memory of Technique is a component in the NDA of our people that preserves in this contemporary world. This skill set is a reminder and premonition – at the same time. Exploring, practicing, perfecting, and evolving the specific skill set, determination and commitments are rewarded.

Last January, the Halau O Kekuhi and Ka Poe Hana Kapa brought forth a collaborated effort of chant, dance, and cloth. The metaphor of the oloa (the kappa), the chanting, and the aihaa, is the fusion of societies and encourages the longevity of the practices that we steward.

Capturing the individual – moments before the performance – we discover a sense of acceptance of skill and craft about to unfold. Deftly they move. Adept is the execution. Cherished are the reflections!

“What is your craft?
How are you carrying this skill set into the future and make it applicable to now and the future?”

Creative Director: Kuhao Zane
Photography: Paul Kema
Photo Director: Brandy-Alia Serikaku

– Sig Zane

These 12″ x 48″ canvases will be on display and for sale at Sig Zane Designs during Merrie Monarch.


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