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.

Proposal focused on Indigenous Performance selected to receive funding

We are pleased to announce that the proposal, “Ahahui Noi‘i No‘eau ‘Ōiwi-  Research Institute of Indigenous Performance,” has been selected for funding through the Strategic Investment Initiative and have been awarded $362,808.00.

The Provost’s Strategic Investment Initiative is a campus-wide competition designed to increase cross-unit and cross-disciplinary collaboration in strategic areas that, with start-up funding, have a strong possibility for success in building on University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s strengths while also addressing challenges.

This proposal was crafted and submitted by UHM Dept. of Theatre + Dance Kumu Tammy Haili‘ōpua Baker (Associate Professor of Hawaiian Theatre & Playwriting, Theatre & Dance, CALL) with assistance from Lorenzo Perillo (Associate Professor of Dance, Theatre & Dance, CALL) and Maile Speetjens (Assistant Professor of Costume Design and Technology, Theatre & Dance, CALL).

Kumu Baker would also like to recognize the support of the following institute team members: 

  • C.M. Kaliko Baker, Assistant Professor, Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language
  • Lisette Flanary, Associate Professor, Academy of Creative Media, CALL
  • Craig Howes, Professor, English, CALL, Director, Center for Biographical Research
  • Kristiana Kahakauwila, Assistant Professor, English, CALL
  • Willy Kauai, Director, Native Hawaiian Student Services, Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
  • Eōmailani Kūkahiko, Specialist, Curriculum Studies, College of Education
  • Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada, Assistant Professor, KamakakūokalaniCenter for Hawaiian Studies, Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
  • R. Keawe Lopes, Jr. Associate Professor and Director, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
  • Brandy Nālani McDougall, Associate Professor, American Studies, CALL, Interim Director, Mānoa Center for Humanities and Civic Engagement
  • No‘u Revilla, Assistant Professor, English, CALL
  • Lani Teves, Associate Professor and Chair, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, College of Social Sciences
Four photos of different Hawaiian Theater performances. Above reads " Ahahui Noi'i No'eau 'Oiwi - Research Institute of Indigenous Performance" proposal selected to receive funding.

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