The Natives Are Restless

The Natives Are Restless

A San Francisco Dance Master Takes Hula Into the 21st Century : Kamu Hula Patrick Makuakne and N Lei Hulu I Ka Wkiu

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The art of hula is thriving in cities all over the country and the world, but it is not always understood. In The Natives Are Restless, journalist Constance Hale presents the largely untold story of the dance tradition, using the twin keyholes of Kumu Patrick Makuakane (a Hawai‘i-born, San Francisco–based hula master), and his 350-person arts organization (Na Lei Hulu i ka Wekiu). In the background, she weaves the poignant story of an ancient people and the resilience of their culture. In the foreground, she tells the story of an electrifying new form of hula that has emerged from a restless generation of artists like Makuakane. The crisp narrative is complemented by full-color photographs and illustrations. Her love for hula, and her history with the dance, inform Hale’s prose on every level. She makes Makuakane’s exuberant, fierce, sensuous dance style come alive on the page.
The first book of its kind to dig into the rich ethnic dance tradition of Hawaiian hula, The Natives Are Restless is a high-touch volume with stunning photography, archival material, and illustrations that will make hula come alive for any reader.

Publisher: San Francisco, California : Spark Press, 2016
ISBN: 9781943006069
Branch Call Number: 793.3199 HALE
Characteristics: 253 pages ; color illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Makuakne, Patrick


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