Hula For The Family

March 14, 21, 28 | 4:00PM

Explore the theme of Mālama Honua (to care for our planet Earth, in Hawaiian language) through mele and hula, the song and dance of Hawai‘i. All ages and levels welcome.  This workshop, originally designed for grandparents and their grandchildren, is a multi generational, multidisciplinary, experience of the traditional arts and cultural practices of Hawaiʻi now open to everyone!

Registration is required and attendance for all 3 sessions are strongly suggested but come when you can.  This is a free event, donations welcome.

All classes are one hour. The last class will include a 15 minute performance for your family and friends!


John-Mario Sevilla, former director of 92Y Harkness Dance Center, Dance Education Laboratory and New York City Ballet Education, hails from Kaʻehu, Maui. John-Mario’s work has appeared in New York City at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, LaMaMa, NYU Steinhardt, Movement Research at Judson Church, 92Y Harkness Dance Center, Dance Theatre Workshop, Columbia University, ABC No Rio, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, The Asia Society, Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, as well as at universities throughout the country. John-Mario is a student of the hula with Kumu Hōkūlani Holt and Kumu June Ka‘ililani Tanoue.