Perform in English and Hoike in Hawaiian Language. Sit in English and Noho in Hawaiian Language. Release in English and Hookuu in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Haa in Hawaiian Language. Hide in English and Pee in Hawaiian Language. Memorize in English and Hoopaanaau in Hawaiian Language. Touch in English and Hoopa in Hawaiian Language. Sing in English and Mele in Hawaiian Language. Appear in English and Oili in Hawaiian Language. Dive in English and Luu in Hawaiian Language. Crawl in English and Kolo in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Hula in Hawaiian Language. Balance in English and Kaulike in Hawaiian Language. Bellow in English and Kuo in Hawaiian Language. Breathe in English and Hanu in Hawaiian Language. Extend in English and Hoonui in Hawaiian Language. Embrace in English and Puliki in Hawaiian Language. Flinch in English and Kuemi in Hawaiian Language. Sit in English and Noho in Hawaiian Language. Release in English and Hookuu in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Haa in Hawaiian Language.
Hide in English and Pee in Hawaiian Language. Memorize in English and Hoopaanaau in Hawaiian Language. Touch in English and Hoopa in Hawaiian Language. Sing in English and Mele in Hawaiian Language. Appear in English and Oili in Hawaiian Language. Dive in English and Luu in Hawaiian Language. Crawl in English and Kolo in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Hula in Hawaiian Language. Balance in English and Kaulike in Hawaiian Language. Bellow in English and Kuo in Hawaiian Language. Breathe in English and Hanu in Hawaiian Language. Extend in English and Hoonui in Hawaiian Language. Embrace in English and Puliki in Hawaiian Language. Flinch in English and Kuemi in Hawaiian Language.
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‘Au‘a ‘Ia: Holding On – MAINSTAGE

September 27, 28 & October 4, 5, 6, 2019
FRI/SAT at 7:30pm
SUN 10/6 at 2:00pm

KENNEDY THEATRE MAINSTAGE

Hana Keaka Production

Written and Directed by Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker
In collaboration with an artistic team of award-winning kumu hulas and composers

Set in 2019, four haumāna (students) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa embark on a research project that takes them into the repository of 19th century Hawaiian language archival materials. Delving into the archives, the haumāna begin to interrogate the histories of Ko Hawai‘i Pae ‘Āina (the Hawaiian archipelago). They seek the meaning of mana (divine power/authority) and an understanding of lāhui (nation) as they reframe the narrative of Kānaka Maoli. In connecting with their kūpuna (ancestors) and affirming their foundation as Kānaka Maoli, they discover their mana in the resilience of their kūpuna to retain their heritage. 

Schooltime Shows for Students October 1-3, 2019. Contact ktkeaka@hawaii.edu or 808-956-3229 for details.

Tickets

$25 Regular
$22 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$20 UHAA Members
$15 Students
$8 UH Mānoa Students with valid ID

THROWBACK SATURDAY PRICES (valid for 9/28 show only):
$5 UHM Student with valid UHM ID
$10 Discount
$15 Regular

Advance SuperSaver Tickets for only $15-$16 per ticket are on sale July 1 through August 30, 2019. Order online by clicking here. Regular ticket sales begin September 2, 2019 and will be available online at etickethawaii.com, by phone at 944.2697, at Campus Center, at Stan Sheriff Box Office, and at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office (during open hours).

Resources

MEDIA RELEASE

PUBLICITY PHOTOS

VIDEO TRAILER – WATCH ON YOUTUBE

UH NEWS STORY

HAWAII NEWS NOW INTERVIEW

KITV NEWS STORY

Actors reading historical documents in
Actors reading historical documents in ‘Au’a ‘Ia: Holding On

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