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The Hula as a Culture of America

by Ayaka Ando
(Edogawa, Tokyo)

Given the theme of this subject, I thought of the hula dance at the very beginning. My mother’s hobby is dancing the hula and she teaches the hula for children.

So, she loves to go traveling to Hawaii very much. Actually, she has been there more than 15 times!!

I’m influenced by my mother a little, so let me introduce about a part of hula.

First, there is classic hula called “KAHIKO” and modern hula called “AUANA.” The music and how to dance are different.

Second, when we dance hula, we use various tools and put on costumes. For example, I’m surprised at Lei. Lei has various meanings. When we dance the hula, we need to change this to suit the meanings.

Last, there are languages of Hawaii. We usually use them when we dance the hula. I feel the language is very difficult.

I’m interested in hula as a culture of America especially. America has a lot of culture, so I’m looking forward to learn about America more through this class!!

That’s all. Thank you very much for reading.

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