The art of beautiful and poetic dance
Elegant, beautiful, and peaceful. These are just three of the words that describe the hula and Polynesian form of dance that is popular both in Hawaii as well as in many other parts of the world. The ancient dance of hula is not only a dance, but it is also an art form that has been passed down throughout generations. Both men and women do the hula, and the clothes worn by the hula dancer are often brightly colored and evoke the feelings and sense of the tropics. Grass skirts are usually worn by the ladies, and brightly-colored flowered lei's as well as bare feet are seen on both the women and men. These costume choices evoke the true sense of relaxation that the hula brings to the eyes and souls of the audience entranced by the dance.
Hula dancing includes whole body movements that are exceptionally fluid and flowing. The hula includes hand and hip movements that are done with an immense amount of precision and form. Each hand, hip, and head movement is truly poetic and the entire dance is set to specifically curated music that usually includes instruments Such as the steel guitar and the bass. Most often exhibited in Hawaii, hula dancing is truly an art form that is wonderful to watch as well as experience. It is truly epic to watch each movement that makes the hula dancer, and it takes great precision and experience for each movement that makes the dancer to coincide with the music perfectly. Some might say that the hula dancer creates a dance that is similar to the waves of the sea or the way a tree sways in the wind. The hula dancers movements are graceful and subtle, and there is an air of subtlety in each form that makes the hula dancer.