4:00pm - 5:00pm The Plaza
The Plaza, Sonoma, CA 95476
Hula in the Plaza is a Hula Mai’s annual Gift of Aloha to the people of Sonoma- a free 90 minute show of authentic Hawaiian dancing to live music. In 2019 Hula Mai will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary, so this show will include “the best” numbers from previous years as well as new additions to our repertoire. The show is also our opportunity to showcase the wide variety in hula- from ancient and sacred chants to the most modern – hula using percussion implements of bamboo, shells and gourds – and the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood Hula.
A new addition to our 10th Anniversary show will be dances from the Maori culture, which, like Hawaiian, is Polynesian, but is quite distinct in both music and dance- including the twirling of “poi balls.”
This 90 minute extravaganza will also feature a free hula lesson in lieu of an intermission. It’s a lot more fun than walking around – we invite the audience to stand in place and follow us in a hula whose lyrics are — all about Sonoma.
The event starts at 5:00pm with live musicians and the dancers take the Grinstead Stage at 5:30pm.