Annual Lu'au

Program

  • 5:30pm - Doors Open, Dinner Service Begins
  • 7:00pm - Show Begins

Note: Doors will close promptly at 7pm - no late admittance


Show Details

Koral Jam
Koral Jam (PC: Deanna Choy '15)

Koral Jam

The local music of the Hawaiian Islands will transport you to our beloved home as you enjoy the local food we have prepared. Koral Jam shares the Aloha spirit through its music. Band members consist of Hawaii transplants and Oregonians. Although a primarily Hawaiian band, Koral Jam also plays a wide variety of music including country, rock, reggae, rock 'n roll and disco.


Royal Court
2013 Lu'au Royal Court (PC: Micah Mizukami '13)

Presentation of the Royal Court

Leading the Royal court will be the sound of pū, the Hawaiian conch shell, announcing the arrival of royalty. Accompanying the procession are kahili, or feather standards. The kahili show status and family lineage. They range in size and color. The Royal Court is comprised of 8 princes and princesses representing each of the 8 main Hawaiian Islands. Each will bears a gift, or ho'okupu, representing their respective island. Lastly, the Aliʻi, King and Queen, will enter and the court will offer a hula.


Men Kahiko
Men Kahiko (PC: Micah Mizukami '13)
Women Kahiko
Women Kahiko (PC: Micah Mizukami '13)

Kahiko

Originating from Hawaii, kahiko is the ancient form of hula. Normally performed to chants, it is a vigorous art that requires strength and agility. It is sometimes accompanied by implements such as the ipu, puili, etc.

Find out more about The Hula.


Auana
Auana (PC: Micah Mizukami '13)

Auana

Originating from Hawaii, kahiko is the ancient form of hula. Normally performed to chants, it is a vigorous art that requires strength and agility. It is sometimes accompanied by implements such as the ipu, puili, etc.

Find out more about The Hula.


Aparima
Aparima (PC: Kayla Kosaki '13)

Aparima

This Tahitian dance is the modern form of dance. It contains graceful movements to tell a beautiful story danced to the soft melodies of a guitar.


O'tea
Aparima (PC: Kayla Kosaki '13)

O'tea

This ancient Tahitian dance tells a story with its seductive movements to the beat of a To'ere drum.


Haka (PC: Micah Mizukami '13)
Aparima (PC: Kayla Kosaki '13)

Haka

With origins in New Zealand, the hakas are the traditional ancestral war cry/challenge of the Maori people. It is normally performed in groups, as to intimidate, with strong movements and rhythmic shouting.


Fa'ataupati (PC: Micah Mizukami '13)
2013 Lu'au Royal Court (PC: Micah Mizukami '13)

Samoan Slap Dance

This traditional Samoan dance mimics the actions of their ancestors as they try to slap mosquitos from their body. It is now a traditional dance performed by a group of men with rhythmic clapping, slapping and stomping. The most common slap dance is called Fa'ataupati.


Tolo Tuitele, Fire Knife Dancer (PC: Kayla Kosaki '13)
2013 Lu'au Royal Court (PC: Micah Mizukami '13)

Tolo Tuitele, Fire Knife Dancer

Fire knife dancing has been passed down from generation to generation. This Samoan art is dangerous and requires skill and bravery as they spin and dance with Samoan knifes on fire.This traditional dance was used to excite warriors before going to battle. Tolo Tuitele is a local Oregonian.