Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Actors/Readers/Kumu hula - Workshop

We are arranging a "Ka'iulani - The Island Rose" workshop with interested actor/readers and kumu hula. If you are interested in the process and would like to be a reader, comment, email or facebook me or call Carolyn at Maui Academy of Performing Arts 808-244-8760. It will be next Thursday evening, April 30.
For a brief history of her story go to The Kaiulani Project 'About Ka'iulani' Page.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ka'iulani's Untold Story Makes an Impression

The Hawaiian Scottish Association and The Caledonian Society of Hawaii have both greatly honored the memory of Ka'iulani. Dan Peddie, Chieftain of the HSA invited The Ka'iulani Project to present the emotional story of Ka'iulani's life on stage at the opening of the Hawaiian/Scottish Festival last weekend. Photo left: Leilani Kupahu-Marino as Ka'iulani. Right: Leilani with Kimo Kaho'ano, Brian Dinsmore and Jennifer Fahrni.
We thank Dan, Mary Peddie, Julie Bliss-Tyau and all members of the HSA for their concern and support of this project. Photo below: Hawaiian-born bagpiper Jake Kaio and Scottish-born Maui bagpiper, Hamish Burgess.
Many audience members were deeply moved by this Hawaiian-Scottish story and expressed their feelings to us after the presentation - this continued over the next few days. Also, thank you to Jill Cullinan at Princess Kaiulani Fashions for sponsoring and donating Princess Ka'iulani's gown for the event. For details of the event go to The Kaiulani Project Events Page.
The Caledonian Society of Hawaii, who have been honoring Ka'iulani for many years, also chose to focus on how Ka'iulani lived her life and remember her for her her vibrance and courageous efforts during her lifetime. Speaking for Ka'iulani, at the Royal Mauloleum in the Chapel at Mauna 'Ala, was a great honor. Many thanks to Bruce McEwan and all those who joined us for the tribute in this most sacred spot.