Sunday, February 1, 2009

Princess Ka'iulani Project - Kumu /Choreographer

With the passing of the holidays and after visiting monuments of another magnificent ancient culture - the Mayan, it is time now to return to the production of Ka'iulani - The Island Rose.

My thoughts are repeatedly brought back to the importance of the right people being involved in the project. There have been so many who have emailed wishing to take part and I am certain that, because of it's size, everyone will have a place in the project. For most, it is just early to confirm cast or positions, so I hope everyone will be patient and continue to stay in contact.

At the moment, I am most concerned with the Hawaiian content and the position of Kumu Hula and choreographer. The Kumu/choreographer is one of the most important members of this project, as several moments of truth in this production are conveyed through hula. This work could start right away. The postion requires a creative individual with their own voice, who through 19th century hula, can stage sometimes unconventional moments. There is the greatest likelihood that these performances will be the most memorable highlights of the production.

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