Feb 21, 2020
The Natives Are Restless: A San Francisco Dance Master Takes Hula Into the Twenty-First Century
Posted by Constance Hale

The art of hula is thriving in cities all over the country and the world, but it is not always understood In The Natives Are Restless, journalist Constance Hale presents the largely untold story of the dance tradition, using the twin keyholes of Kumu Patrick Makuakane a Hawai i born, San Francisco based hula master , and his 350 person arts organization Na Lei Hulu i kaThe art of hula is thriving in cities all over the country and the world, but it is not always understood In The Natives Are Restless, journalist Constance Hale presents the largely untold story of the dance tradition, using the twin keyholes of Kumu Patrick Makuakane a Hawai i born, San Francisco based hula master , and his 350 person arts organization Na Lei Hulu i ka Wekiu In the background, she weaves the poignant story of an ancient people and the resilience of their culture In the foreground, she tells the story of an electrifying new form of hula that has emerged from a restless generation of artists like Makuakane The crisp narrative is complemented by full color photographs and illustrations Her love for hula, and her history with the dance, inform Hale s prose on every level She makes Makuakane s exuberant, fierce, sensuous dance style come alive on the page.

  • Title: The Natives Are Restless: A San Francisco Dance Master Takes Hula Into the Twenty-First Century
  • Author: Constance Hale
  • ISBN: 9781943006069
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Natives Are Restless A San Francisco Dance Master Takes Hula Into the Twenty First Century The art of hula is thriving in cities all over the country and the world but it is not always understood In The Natives Are Restless journalist Constance Hale presents the largely untold story of th

    Bridget Quinn

    This stunning book, filled with gorgeous photographs, is likewise beautifully written Hale s crisp but evocative stories on the history of hula, the art form itself and the artistic activism it represents couldn t be timely In an era of burgeoning native rights and the resurgence of native cultures across the country and across the world, how fabulous to find a book so full of heart and history as this one Absolutely love it First bought a copy for myself, and have now purchased for loved ones [...]


    Alohatiki

    I love seeing this hula groups shows The kumu is amazing Nice book with some history of hula and the group.


    Laurie Ann Missing

    Hale does a masterful job of capturing the spirit of Hula both on Hawaii and mainland San Francisco I simply could not put this book down


    Ethel Rohan

    I loved THE NATIVES ARE RESTLESS on many levels Visually its photographs and illustrations are stunning and content wise it s fascinating, educational, moving, and inspiring I knew little about hula but have long felt intrigued by the form so I read eagerly.Eagerly, but not expecting so much to resonate or to connect so deeply Both and raised in Ireland, I found many parallels between the Irish culture s resistance to erasure and the Hawai ian culture s same passion and resilience There are also [...]


    Ellen

    I am already looking forward to re reading this incredible book, because it is so rich with meaning and content It wraps together so many subjects that are important to me, including the arts, San Francisco, and Hawaiian culture and history I loved the narrative, but even if you buy this book just for the glorious photography, you will be thrilled with your purchase It is also a perfect gift book


    Stephanie

    I wanted to read this book because I am committed to reading as much as I can about Hawai i and its people, but also because I love the hula I liked this book but the best part about it was the full color and often full page photos They were stunning This is definitely a coffee table book in every sense of the word The book s narrative, though, was a little off putting at times Patrick Makuakane, the kumu hula that this book is about, is described by the author as a half Hawaiian Adonis , compar [...]


    Mills College Library

    793.3199 H161 2016



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