Upcoming Halau Events & Performances

    

Past Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retreat: Indigenous Peacemaking in the 21st Century

Friday, Jan 29, 2016   7 - 9 pm

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016  9 am - 5 pm, 6 - 9 pm Wacipi (powwow) with Indigenous and Native Hawaiian dancing and food, 38 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL  60302

Chas Jewett Red Morning Star Woman will talk about the history and modern day life of the Lakota people. She’ll give her perspective on indigenous conflict resolution and we’ll practice thoughtful cross-cultural communication over difficult issues.  We’ll also take part in a small evening wacipi (powwow) with welcoming protocol, food, dancing and storytelling.

Chas attended the first Zen Peacemakers Native American Bearing Witness Retreat in the Black Hills, SD this past August 2015. After starting out in the environmental movement in 2002, Chas has been organizing in South Dakota for reproductive justice, human rights and peace. She is part of a new cultural nonprofit organization called Mitakeypi (My Relatives) Inc. in Rapid City.

Cost:  $150 for Friday and Saturday, $100 for Halau members.  Saturday evening only - $15.  Free for children under 12 and Indigenous people

 

  Hula

        The Art of Hawaiian Dance featuring
        Halau i Ka Pono

        Purdue University
        Frances Córdova Recreational Sports Center (CREC)  Feature Gym
        355 S Martin Jischke Dr.
        West Lafayette, IN
        October 3, 2015  
        6:00 - 7:30 pm (EDT) 
 
       Public Welcome to Free Event 


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         Lori Murphy
         presents
         Intro to Tahitian Dance

         Frances A Córdova Recreational Sports Center (CREC) Room MP7 355 S Martin Jischke Dr, Purdue University West Lafayette, IN 47907
         October 3, 2015
         2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

 

Family Fun Festival, Millenium Park

     Millenium Park - Chase Promenade North

     N. Michigan Ave & E. Randolph St.
     Chicago, IL 60602

     July 28 and August 8, 2015

     1 - 2 pm

     F R E E

A Taste of Tahitian

Saturday, June 6th 1-3 pm

Students will learn basic fundamentals of Ori Tahiti (Tahitian dance) in this class. You'll practice routines that are age appropriate and fun!   Students will also learn about Tahitian culture and history. Be prepared to get a good workout!

       Instructor: Lori Murphy has been studying dance since college. She turned to Bellydance over 20 years ago and has been studying and       

       performing Polynesian Dance since 2007.

      Ages 15 and older. Dress comfortably.

     Cost: $30 / $25 for Halau i Ka Pono members
     38 Lake Street
     Oak Park, IL 60302

    Save Your Spot - Register in Advance!

 

 

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61st Annual American Indian Pow Wow at Busse Woods

Halau i Ka Pono performs at 11 am on Sunday, September 14, 2013

 

A Taste of Tahitian

Sunday, August 17th 2 - 4 pm

Students will learn basic fundamentals of Ori Tahiti (Tahitian dance) in this class. You'll practice routines that are age appropriate and fun!   Students will also learn about Tahitian culture and history. Be prepared to get a good workout!

       Instructor: Lori Murphy has been studying dance since college. She turned to Bellydance over 20 years ago and has been studying and       

       performing Polynesian Dance since 2007.

      Ages 15 and older. Dress comfortably.

     Cost: $30 / $25 for Halau i Ka Pono students
     38 Lake Street
     Oak Park, IL 60302

    Save Your Spot - Register in Advance!

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Family Fun Festival, Millenium Park

     Millenium Park - Chase Promenade North

     N. Michigan Ave & E. Randolph St.
     Chicago, IL 60602

     August 23rd

     1 - 2 pm

 

 

Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang, MFA returns to Chicago to teach 2 hula workshops and a chant workshop.

May 10th and 11th, 2014   38 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 

Join this award-winning master teacher of the hula with authentic hula from Hawaii!  

Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang, MFA

Kumu Michael, Jason Poole and Kumu June Tanoue will also be part of DePaul University's "Paradise Lost and Found - A Conference on Indigenous Hawaiian Nature and Culture."  May 9th (6 - 8 pm) and 10th (1 - 8 pm). Courtelyou Commons, 2324 North Fremont St.  Chicago, IL.  Free and Open to the Public

Kumu Hula June Tanoue and Jason Poole

 

March 30, 2014  Exciting collaboration between American Indian Center and Halau i Ka Pono in a performance at the

Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave.  Oak Park, IL   2 - 4 pm. 

     March 1st 19th Century Club Benevolence Fundraiser features Halau i Ka Pono, Jason Poole, and Czerina Salud.

  February 21st     Frances Kai-Hwa Wang reads from "When the Lava Meets the Sea" and Hula

                         performance of dances honoring Pele, The Volcano Goddess,

                         by Halau i Ka Pono - The Hula School of Chicago, 38 Lake St, Oak Park

                         7 - 8:30 pm

 

February 22nd    "The Ha (Breath) of Writing" workshop with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang 

                         9 am - 4 pm, 38 Lake Street

 

  

        For tickets - click here!

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Millenium Park Family Fun Festival - FREE

     Friday, July 26th Halau i Ka Pono features Jason Poole, The Accidental Hawaiian Crooner

     Millenium Park - Chase Promenade North

     N. Michigan Ave & E. Randolph St.
     Chicago, IL 60602

     1 - 2 pm

Northwestern University

Hawaii Club Luau

May 4th

Parkes Hall Rm 122 Northwestern Campus
1870 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL

5 - 9 pm

Chef Shangri-la
7930 W. 26th St.
North Riverside
Mother's Day
May 12th
1 - 2 pm

DePaul University
Multicultural Class

May 16th
9:40 - 11:10 am

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Kodomo No HI - Children's Day Festival
6100 N Central
Chicago
May 18th
3 - 3:30 pm

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Halau i Ka Pono has an appearance in Peter Mettler's Film,
The End of Time

 

Bio International Convention

McCormick Place Convention Center
The Hawaii Pavillion

Halau i Ka Pono performs with Hoapili
April 23, 2013 
5 - 6:30 pm

 

Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang

        returns to Chicago

    

Enjoy Hula and Craft Workshops and a Hula Salon!

 

Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago Conference

Halau i Ka Pono performs on Friday, November 2nd at 3:45 - 4:00 pm

University of Illinois at Chicago

Student Center East

750 S. Halsted

Chicago, IL

 

     Chef Shangrila - Friday, September 21st, October 19th, 7:30 pm and October 20th, 7 pm

     7930 W. 26th  North Riverside, IL

     Come have dinner and enjoy Halau i Ka Pono's Hula Performance

     Hula Workshop - Saturday, October 13th

     38 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL  60302

     708-445-1651

  • Hula Auana (Modern) - Kumu June teaches a modern hula.  Beginners are welcome! 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
  • Hula Kahiko (Ancient) - Kumu June teaches a classical style hula done to her chanting.  2:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Hula Auana and Kahiko workshops are each $30.  If both are taken, cost is $50.
  • Register here.

    

 

     August 11th Hula Workshops and Jason Poole!

     38 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL  60302

     708-445-1651

     Ipu and Hula Workshops- August 11, 2012

  • Ipu (gourd) Making - make a single ipu or a decorated ipu.  9 - 11:30 am 
  • Hula Auana (Modern) - Kumu June teaches a modern hula.  Beginners are welcome! 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Hula Kahiko (Ancient) - Kumu June teaches a classical style hula done to her chanting.  1:30 - 3:30 pm

    

     An Evening of Hawaiian Stories and Songs with Jason Poole, the Accidental Hawaiian Crooner

     August 11, 2012   38 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL  60302   

 

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Millenium Park Family Fun Festival - FREE

     Halau i Ka Pono presents Hula Kahiko (ancient) and Hula Auana (modern) styles of Hawaiian Hula.

     Also featuring Jason Poole, The Accidental Hawaiian Crooner

     Sunday, August 12th

     Millenium Park - Chase Promenade North

     N. Michigan Ave & E. Randolph St.
     Chicago, IL 60602

     1 - 2 pm

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Kumu Lomilomi (Hawaiian Massage Master Teacher) Betty Kuli'iana Lau and her kako'o (assistant) LuAnn Oiiwaniyoh Jamieson from the Tonawanda Seneca Hawk Clan Presents:

Workshop for Practitioners and Massage Students - June 30 - July 2, 2012

Couples Workshop - June 29, 2012

Public Talk - The Art of Lomilomi - June 28, 2012

Keiki Lomi

Individual Massage Sessions with Betty

 ALL EVENTS HELD AT:

Halau i Ka Pono - The Hula School of Chicago

38 Lake Street

Oak Park, IL  60302

Call 708-445-1651 or email june@halauikapono.org for more information

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    Festival of Aloha - Opening and Concert

    Old Town School of Folk Music

    Halau i Ka Pono performs in the opening with 2 other hula troupes

    May 24th at 7:30 pm

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Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang, MFA comes to Chicago and presents a weekend of Hawaiian cultural enrichment! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet one of the most creative and dynamic Kumu Hulas of Hawaii!  Here are the events and costs. 

     * March 29th - 'Uli 'Uli (feathered gourd) Making Workshop 7:00 - 9:30 pm $75

      * March 30th - Lecture/demonstration on the History and Contextual Structure of Hula, Q&A  7 - 8:30 pm  $15

      * March 31st - Hula Auana (Modern) Workshop  9:30 am - 12 noon $75(Lunch included)

      * March 31st - Hula Kahiko (Classical) Workshop 1- 3 pm  $55

      * March 31st - Hula Performance, Q& A  7:30 - 9:00 pm  SOLD OUT!!!

      * April 1st - Workshop - complete 'uli'uli, rehearse 2 hulas learned, Q & A and Discussion 9:30 - 12:00 noon $35 (Lunch included)

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Ohana Night at Tiki Terrace features Halau i Ka Pono

1591 Lee Street

Des Plaines, IL

Sunday - February 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM

 

Memorial Benefit for Becky Leialoha Jung

     The Box at Lincoln Center, NYC

     New York City Hula 'Ohana

     September 14, 2011

Halau Hula Ka No'eau's 25th Anniversary Performance

     Kahilu Theatre

     August 13, 2011

     Kamuela, Hawaii

Millenium Park Family Fun Festival - FREE

     Halau i Ka Pono presents Hula Kahiko (ancient) and Hula Auana (modern) styles of Hawaiian Hula.

     Tuesday, August 2nd

     Millenium Park - Chase Promenade North

     N. Michigan Ave & E. Randolph St.
     Chicago, IL 60602

     1 - 2 pm

    Chef Shangri-La 35th Anniversary Celebration and fundraiser for North Riverside Youth Scholarship Fund

    Sunday, July 10th 

    Halau i Ka Pono will perform at 2 - 2:45 pm

     Advanced tickets are $5 through Chef Shangri-La or $10 at the door

     Bring your own lawn chairs

     7930 W 26th St.

     North Riverside, IL 

 

 

Spring Concert

Halau i Ka Pono performs traditional and modern hula (Hawaiian Dance) at

Zen Life & Meditation Center's Spring Concert

163 N Humphrey

Oak Park, L  60302 on

Sunday, May 8, 2011 from 2 - 4 pm

Ohana Night at the Tiki Terrace

1591 Lee St.

Des Plaines, IL  60018

www.thetikiterrace.com

847-795-8454

January 16, 2011  7 pm

Peace Concert and Holiday Auction

Zen Buddhist Temple

1710 W. Cornelia Ave, Chicago, IL

Saturday, December 11th at 7pm

2010 Summer Dance Concert
Halau i Ka Pono,
163 N. Humphrey, Oak Park, IL 60302 on
Saturday, July 24, 2010 from 6 – 7:30 pm

John Mario Sevilla The Hula concert also featured Maui-born, NYC based dancer John-Mario Sevilla who did hula and a modern dance piece he created especially for this occasion.

 

Originally from Maui, John-Mario directs the Dance Education Laboratory at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center and is an adjunct professor of dance education at New York University Steinhardt. He was a performer, choreographic collaborator, dance captain and teacher for Pilobolus. John-Mario’s choreography has appeared in New York City at NYU Steinhardt, Dance Theatre Workshop, Columbia University, ABC No Rio, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, The Asia Society, Riverside Church and Bronx Academy of Art and Dance. He is also studying with Halau i Ka Pono in NYC.

Download the summer concert flyer (PDF).

 

 

26th International Buddhism Festival
Evanston, IL
June 12, 2010

Halau i Ka Pono hula was nicely mixed in with the Lion Dancers and Vietnamese Dancers of the Truc Lam Temple, the Na Kupuna Ukulele Group, Khmer Traditional Ensemble of the Cambodian Assn of Illinois, and the Sokka Gakkai International Jazz bands at the 26th International Buddhism Festival in Evanston, IL. It was a relaxing day of talks, meditation workshops, woodcarving, Japanese folk dancing and tai chi. Performances were in the evening on stage in the Lake Street Church. It’s always special to have Cissy Plekavic dancing with us. She is the eldest student in the halau – going great at 78 years of age!

 


 

Graduation Party for Katie
Waterside Cooperative, Chicago
May 22, 2010

Kumu Hula June Tanoue and the Accidental Hawaiian Crooner were invited to a college graduation party for Katie Moncton. June talked about the origins of the hula, the different forms of ancient and modern and it’s significance today. She translated the Hawaiian words of Keali’i Reichel’s mele Maunaleo that she danced to Jason Poole’s beautiful singing. She taught some hula basic hands and feet movements.

 


 

Chicago Aloha Jam – fundraiser for the Hula Association of the Midwest
Chicago, IL
May 22, 2010
The halau helped the Hula Association of the Midwest with their annual fundraiser at the Little Sisters of the Poor in Chicago with a brief kahiko performance. We were also very fortunate to have a guest appearance by the Accidental Hawaiian Crooner, Jason Poole, who sang Maunaleo for us. We also grace the cover of their new cookbook put together by Kathy Griep, the founder of the association.

 


 

10th Annual What’s Blooming on Harrison Street Art Show
Oak Park, IL
May 22, 2010

Halau i Ka Pono did a performance at the 10th Annual What's Blooming on Harrison Street Art Show. It's put on by all the businesses on Harrison Street in Oak Park. The beginner Kahiko students did a wonderful job dancing at their first public performance.

Jeff Strauss sang Maunaleo with Jason Poole harmonizing. To have two such fine classically trained singers singing Hawaiian is to die and go to heaven. Maunaleo sounded so magnificent!

 


 

6th Annual Sakura Matsuri Festival, Flushing Meadows, New York
Hosted by the Japanese American Association of New York
April 24, 2010

Halau i Ka Pono students danced the hula to Jason Poole’s lovely Hawaiian crooning and Claudia Goddard’s singing in between Japanese dance and taiko drums at the 6th Annual Sakura Matsuri Festival.  It was cherry blossom time and spring brought out all of those beautiful flowers, breathtaking to behold. 

 


 

Halau Brightens Hale Ho’ola
March 31, 2010

Halau i Ka Pono students from New York City and Chicago danced at Hale Ho’ola Hamakua, a state run long term care facility in Honokaa, Hawaii on March 31, 2010. Kumu June Kaililani Tanoue’s mother, Margaret, lives there after having several major strokes. Jason Poole serenaded the residents with his beautiful singing and the students had a wonderful time dancing for such an appreciative audience.

Herbert DeLuz, a resident and president of the residents’ council spoke for everyone there saying that they loved every moment of it. Herbert used to work with Dottie Thompson putting on the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo every year.

One of the first hulas that we danced was Halemaumau written by Maddy Lam and Bill Ali’iloa Lincoln. We learned that Bill’s niece, Ellen Tanimoto, was also in the facility. Ellen told us that she lived with Uncle Bill for a little while when she went to school on Oahu. He had a hula halau and made all of the hula instruments that he sold in his shop.