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Kaanapali Beach Hotel announces winners of Hula O Na Keiki

November 15, 2012
Lahaina News

KAANAPALI - Kaanapali Beach Hotel hosted the 22nd Hula O Na Keiki competition on Nov. 9-11. Children ages 5-17 competed to win nearly $14,000 in cash and prizes.

Entering as soloists or palua (boy and girl pairs), 15 participants competed for coveted titles by performing kahiko (ancient) and auana (modern) hula styles that reflect traditional and personal interpretations of competition song.

Dancers were judged on their style of chanting, interpretation of the dances, cultural appropriateness of costumes and adornments, and interviews with a panel of judges.

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Corrie-Lynn Kuuipo Okalani Montalvo, 16, of Halau Kekuaokalaaualailiahi was the Overall Wahine Award winner at the 22nd Hula O Na Keiki competition held last weekend at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel.

Here are the results, with winners listed by order of finish:

Overall Wahine Award - Corrie-Lynn Kuuipo Okalani Montalvo, 16, of Halau Kekuaokalaaualailiahi under Na Kumu lliahi and Haunani Paredes;

Overall Kane Award - Kamaehu Kamauliola Halaulani Kamalie Kawaa, 14, of Halau Kekuaokalaaualailiahi;

Opio Wahine Hula - Corrie-Lynn Kuuipo Okalani Montalvo of Halau Kekuaokalaaualailiahi, Krysta Santos of Halau Hula Kauluokala and Noelle Guerrero of Halau O Kaululauae;

Opio Kane Hula - Kamaehu Kamauliola Halaulani Kamalie Kawaa of Halau Kekuaokalaaualailiahi, and Joby Kamaileokanaauao Faris of Halau Hula O Kawaihoomalu;

Keiki Wahine Hula - Grace Golis-Bautista of Joan S. Lindsey Hula Studio, Lahela Hookela Medina Maio of Halau O Kaululauae and Aona Morita of Ka Pa Haa O Napuaonipoa;

Keiki Kane Hula - Tannon Michael Kekupuloaokamililani Kim of Joan S. Lindsey Hula Studio;

Overall Music - Halau Kekuaokalaaualailiahi;

Opio Wahine Oli - Corrie-Lynn Kuuipo Okalani Montalvo of Halau Kekuaokalaaualailiahi, Kiini Kahaone Kaio-Perez of Halau Hula O Kawaihoomalu and Alexis Joan Lindsey Peterson of Ka Pa Nani O Lilinoe;

Opio Kane Oli - Kamaehu Kamauliola Halaulani Kamalie Kawaa of Halau Kekuaokalaaualailiahi, and Joby Kamaileokanaauao Faris of of Halau Hula O Kawaihoomalu;

Keiki Wahine Oli - Grace Golis-Bautista of Joan S. Lindsey Hula Studio, Lahela Hookela Medina Maio of Halau O Kaululauae and Camille Kahealani Naeole of Ka Pa Nani O Lilinoe;

Keiki Kane Oli - Tannon Michael Kekupuloaokamililani Kim of Joan S. Lindsey Hula Studio;

Opio Palua - Kiini Kahaone Kaio-Perez and Joby Kamaileokanaauao Faris of Halau Hula O Kawaihoomalu;

Keiki Palua - Grace Golis-Bautista and Tannon Michael Kekupuloaokamililani Kim of Joan S. Lindsey Hula Studio;

Keiki Kahiko Costume & Adornment - Tannon Michael Kekupuloaokamililani Kim of Joan S. Lindsey Hula Studio;

Opio Kahiko Costume & Adornment - Kamaehu Kamauliola Halaulani Kamalie Kawaa of Halau Kekuaokalaaualailiahi;

Keiki Auana Costume & Adornment - Tannon Michael Kekupuloaokamililani Kim of Joan S. Lindsey Hula Studio;

Opio Auana Costume & Adornment - Corrie-Lynn Kuuipo Okalani Montalvo of Halau Kekuaokalaaualailiahi;

Keiki Palua Costume & Adornment - Grace Golis-Bautista and Tannon Michael Kekupuloaokamililani Kim of Joan S. Lindsey Hula Studio;

Opio Palua Costume & Adornment - Kiini Kahaone Kaio-Perez and Joby Kamaileokanaauao Faris of Halau Hula O Kawaihoomalu;

Keiki Interview - Grace Golis-Bautista of Joan S. Lindsey Hula Studio;

Opio Interview - Corrie-Lynn Kuuipo Okalani Montalvo of Halau Kekuaokalaaualailiahi.

"We're thrilled to congratulate our 2012 Hula O Na Keiki winners and proud of all the children who took part in this year's competition," said Mike White, general manager of the Kaanapali Beach Hotel.

"Hula O Na Keiki is an honored tradition that helps perpetuate and preserve different aspects of the Hawaiian culture that we love to share with our guests, community and family alike."

 
 

 

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