On March 8, 2014, Kumu Hula (master hula teacher) Kehau Chrisman returned
to the annual Arizona Aloha Festival in Tempe, Arizona with her dance group
Halau Hula Napuaokalei'ilima to perform for their ninth consecutive year.
The halau imported four-thousand plumeria flowers from Hawaii to make leis
for all the dancers. On Friday evening, March 7, the members of the
halau gathered in Phoenix to string the leis. Then on Saturday they
danced twice on the Mountain Stagein the Tempe Lake Park. Here is
a 9-minute video of their lei-making and their early morning dance featuring
a combination of two hula styles - Kahiko & 'Auana.
video has a high resolution. To watch without buffering, click the
arrow and then click the pause button. Allow the video to download
a minute or so.