Showing posts with label Princess Ka'iulani. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Princess Ka'iulani. Show all posts

Monday, January 4, 2010

Ka'iulani's First Winter in England

After experiencing England for the first time, in the summer of 1889, Ka'iulani felt much more a woman of the world than she had a year earlier. She and her sister, Annie Cleghorn, were witness to the beginning of "La Belle Epoch" in London, which inspired Ka'iulani's inner artist and her paintings of the British countryside. Days were spent visiting art galleries, the Crystal Palace, and Tower of London, attending concerts and meeting celebrities of the day. This was an exciting period for the two girls, and their already strong bond, grew even closer. In September, the two girls were enrolled at Great Harrowden Hall in Northamptonshire, England. At school, it was a challenge for Ka'iulani to get used to the bland English diet. Throughout those years, she longed for her native foods of poi, taro, and the raw fish she loved to eat.

The girls first Christmas in England in 1889, was highlighted with a visit from Ka'iulani's cousin Koa, now a handsome young gentleman of twenty-one. Both Kuhio and Koa, attended school in England, but Kuhio was unable to join them. Ka'iulani, now feeling herself a very mature fourteen years old, was eager to meet Koa on more equal footing. She and Koa referred to each other by their English names while in England, Vike and David.
For more of the story see The Ka'iulani Project - About Ka'iulani.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Storybook Theatre of Hawaii & The Princess Ka'iulani Project - In Kauai

The Ka'iulani Project raises funds for Storybook Theatre of Hawaii on Sunday, November 8th.
Mark Jeffers, Executive Director of Storybook Theatre hosts The Ka'iulani Project from Maui, to present an afternoon of Hawaiian and Scottish Music, History and Theatre - A Celebration of Princess Victoria Ka'iulani Cleghorn. About the Ka'iulani Project, Mark says, "I am happy that you have undertaken this mission of communicating the story of PK throughout your travels. She was so well loved and admired in her lifetime and yes, her story has not been told very much. Few children in Hawaii schools know about her."
For the past five years, Mark and Storybook Theatre have honored Princess Ka'iulani by portraying her in their Kauai Keiki Story Festival. Last year, she rode into the event on horseback, and led a children's parade through town. Storybook is now in the process of picking their Ka'iulani for this year's activities.
The girl who is chosen, will take part in the Ka'iulani Project Presentation with Ka'iulani advocate and researcher, Jennifer Fahrni. Anyone interested in being part of the upcoming theatre production, "Ka'iulani, The Island Rose" are encouraged to attend the presentation. If you will be in Kauai and would like to take part in the presentaion, please notify Storybook Theatre of Hawaii. More information to come.
Storybook Theatre of Hawaii
3814 Hanapepe Rd.
PO Box 820
Hanapepe, HI 96716
Phone: (808) 335-0712

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ka'iulani Project on Kauai with Storybook Theatre of Hawaii - Sunday, October 8th

The next Princess Ka'iulani Events will be on the island of Kauai Sunday, October 8th. This morning I received these words from Mark Jeffers, Executive Director of Storybook Theatre of Hawaii on Kauai:
"I am happy that you have undertaken this mission of communicating the story of PK throughout your travels. She was so well loved and admired in her lifetime and yes, her story has not been told very much. Few children in Hawaii schools know about her."
However, for the past 5 years, Mark and Storybook Theatre have portrayed Princess Ka'iulani in their Kauai Keiki Story Festival. Last year she rode into the event on horseback, and led the children's parade through town. This year, their event will be held at Kukui Grove Shopping Center, Saturday, October 24.
Mark and I will be communicating about possibly producing a Ka'iulani Project Event in Kauai for November. - See photos and details about the event.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ka'iulani Project Opens The Hawaiian Scottish Festival in Waikiki

The 28th Annual Hawaiian Scottish Festival and Games is now less than a week away. It hosts The Ka'iulani Project on the weekend of April 4th and 5th in Waikiki. Hawaiian actor and long time host of The Merrie Monarch Festival, Kimo Kaho'ano will represent David Kalakaua, with Leilani Kupahu-Marino representing Princess Ka'iulani and Brian Dinsmore as her father, Archibald Cleghorn in The Ka'iulani Project Presentation with Jennifer Fahrni, opening the Festival in Queen Kapi'olani Park.
Hawaiian and Scottish solo pipers, Jake Kaio and Hamish Burgess will mark the beginning of The Ka'iulani Project presentation with a bagpipe salute. Having the presentation in Queen Kapi'olani Park is very appropriate as Ka'iulani's father Archibald Cleghorn was lead landscaper for the park and became known as Hawaii's 'Father of Parks'. Above photos: Jennifer Fahrni, Leilani Kupahu-Marino and Kimo Kaho'ano. Below: Princess Kaiulani Project presenters with Maui Bagpiper, Hamish Burgess and Oahu piper Jake Kaio.
The Ka'iulani Project Oahu presentation, which includes a history of Princess Ka'iulani Cleghorn's untold heroism, and short segments from the original script, "Ka'iulani - The Island Rose" written by Fahrni and Carol Harvie-Yamaguchi, opens the festival on the large stage at 11:30am on Saturday April 4th. It will be followed immediately by the Parade and Opening Ceremony. This new play challenges us to examine the prejudices and misunderstandings that tear us apart, and her story compels us to embrace diversity as the foundation upon which we build our greatness. Producers are already seeking kumu hula and scouting actors to fill the roles of the great musical Kalakaua family and perhaps, most importantly, the lead role of Ka'iulani for the large scale production to premiere in Hawaii. Photo above right: Hawaiian piper, Jacob Kaio and Scottish piper, Hamish Burgess at Mauna 'Ala, Nuuanu.
For details of the event go to The Kaiulani Project Events Page.

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Ka'iulani Project at the 28th Annual Hawaiian/Scottish Festival in Honolulu

The Ka'iulani Project has been asked to the 28th Annual Hawaiian/Scottish Festival and Games in Honolulu on the weekend of April 4th and 5th in Waikiki.
Hawaiian actor and long time host of The Merrie Monarch Festival, Kimo Kaho'ano will represent David Kalakaua, with Leilani Kupahu-Marino representing Princess Ka'iulani Cleghorn in The Ka'iulani Project Presentation with Jennifer Fahrni, at the Festival, which takes place in Queen Kapi'olani Park.
Hawaiian and Scottish solo pipers, Jake Kaio and Hamish Burgess will mark the beginning of The Ka'iulani Project presentation with a bagpipe salute. Having the presentation in Queen Kapi'olani Park is appropriate as Ka'iulani's father Archibald Cleghorn was lead landscaper for the park and became known as Hawaii's 'Father of Parks'. Above photos: Kimo Kahoano on air, Leilani Kupaho-Marino as Ka'iulani.
The Ka'iulani Project presentation, which includes a history of Princess Ka'iulani Cleghorn's untold heroism, and short segments from the original script, "Ka'iulani - The Island Rose" written by Fahrni and Harvie-Yamaguchi, opens the festival on the large stage Saturday April 4th, and will be followed immediately by the Parade and Opening Ceremony. The play will be produced as a large-scale stage production which will premiere in Hawaii. We're already scouting actors to fill the roles of the great musical Kalakaua family. photo: Hawaiian piper, Jacob Kaio and Scottish piper, Hamish Burgess in Nuuanu.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tribute to Princess Ka'iulani by Alasdair Fraser and Wilmont Kahaialii


Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas


with Special Tribute to Hawaii's Princess Ka'iulani
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, McCoy Theater
World's Top Scottish Fiddler and Brilliant Cellist! Hamish and I are thrilled to be producing our top Celtic Show of the year!
Friday, February 20, 2008, Maui Celtic presents the Maui return of Scotland's Musical Ambassador Alasdair Fraser and the talented cellist, Natalie Haas. Fraser, a musician of eloquence and passion, in collaboration with Haas, explores the soul of Scottish dance music together with lyrical, sensitive airs.
After a salute by the bagpipes, Wilmont Kahaialii of The Ka'iulani Project, will open the show with a Hawaiian Chant. Wilmont and Alasdair will perform a Hawaiian/Scottish tribute dedicated to Hawaii's Crown Princess Ka'iulani, who's mother was musician and composer, Princess Miriam Likelike, and father was Scotsman, Archibald Scott Cleghorn. More info: "Maui Celtic"