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HWST 130: Hula ‘Ōlapa: Traditional Hawaiian Dance (3 credits)

Course Description

In this class students will learn various beginning traditional hula interpretations. Students will be taught the basic footwork and hand gestures of traditional hula accompanied by chanting, Ipu Heke (double gourd) or Pahu (drum). Students may also be required to make accompanying instruments like Ipu (smaller single gourd), Kala‘au (sticks), ‘Ili‘ili (stones), and Pū‘ili (split bamboo), and learn accompanying oli (chants) under the direction of the class Instructor. Students will be taught different historical aspects of specific hula, associated hula mythology, ali‘i (chiefly) genealogies, plants and place names. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory)


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Learn a basic understanding of the differences between traditional and more modern styles of hula including the significance of hula as part of Hawaiian culture in traditional times.
  • Learn the histories and mythologies behind the creation and performance of various hula.
  • Learn how to perform several hula in unison, and the relationship between movements with the significance of lyrical content in a mele or oli combined with the occasions for which one is dancing.
  • Learn how to prepare adornments for their specific hula.

Degrees and Certificates

For transfer information within the UH system, visit the System Transfer page


Resources


Classes Offered

  • Spring 2015 - MW, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Hale A‘o 102, Sky Gora - CRN: 63273
  • Spring 2014 - MW, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Hale A‘o 102, Sky Gora - CRN: 60613
  • Fall 2014 - MW, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Hale A‘o 102, Sky Gora - CRN: 62128 - view syllabus
  • Fall 2014 - TR, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Hale A‘o 102, Sky Gora - CRN: 62134 - view syllabus
  • Spring 2013 - MW, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Hale Pālanakila 224, Sky Gora - CRN: 62252
  • Fall 2013 - MW, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Hale Pālanakila 224, Sky Gora - CRN: 64202
  • Fall 2013 - TR, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Hale Pālanakila 224, Sky Gora - CRN: 64209
  • Fall 2012 - TR, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Hale Pālanakila 224, Sky Gora - CRN: 61245
  • Fall 2012 - MW, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Hale Pālanakila 224, Sky Gora - CRN: 61256
  • Spring 2012 - TR, 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Hale Pālanakila 224, Nicole Hind - CRN: 64371
  • Fall 2011 - TR, 8:20am to 10:20am, Hale Pālanakila 224, Nicole Hind - CRN: 63301 - view syllabus
  • Fall 2011 - MW, 12:30pm to 2:30pm, Hale Pālanakila 224, Nicole Hind - CRN: 63319 - view syllabus
  • Fall 2010 - TR, 9:00am to 11:00am, Hale Pālanakila 224, Piilani Smith - CRN: 60376 - view syllabus
  • Fall 2010 - MW, 9:00am to 11:00am, Hale Pālanakila 224, Piilani Smith - CRN: 60406 - view syllabus
  • Fall 2010 - TR, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Hale Pālanakila 227, Piilani Smith - CRN: 60407 - view syllabus

 

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