Robert Mugge

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Hawaiian Rainbow and Kumu Hula

Now on DVD from MVD Visual

 

KUMU HULA:
KEEPERS OF A CULTURE
(1989)

 

 

Click Here for the Hawaiian Rainbow Page
 

   

Click Here to View: Three Kumu HulaHalau Hula O Kukuna O Ka La

The hula is the dance of the Hawaiian people and has been practiced since 500 A.D.
Kumu Hula - Keepers of a Culture
Producer-Director-Editor Robert Mugge
Funded by Hawaii's State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

"I am elated at the anthropological information and thoroughly enjoyable experience KUMU HULA delivers in documenting this multifaceted art form…  Producer/director/editor Robert Mugge heightens the beauty of the dances with imaginative camera placement and with edits that complement the hula's beautiful rhythms, thereby capturing a feast for the eye, the ear and the heart.  Mugge…weaves this footage together with comments from master teachers and with breathtaking dance footage…  KUMU HULA is a beautiful film to watch…enchanting."
- Diana Carson, The Riverfront Times (St. Louis)

"Watching these troupes perform, viewers will be completely caught up in the beauty of the dance and its place in Hawaiian culture.  Superb editing and camerawork add to the total enjoyment of the program…  This video…imparts the true meaning of the hula and places the dance in its historical context…  An excellent production on all levels.  Highly recommended."
- Vivienne L. Lipsitz, Video Rating Guide for Libraries

   

All Knowlede is not taught in the same school.
Premiere Invitation Front Cover

Kumu Hula Premiere Invitation
Premiere Invitation Middle

The hula tradition has been passed on for generations by kahuna and by kumu hula.
Premiere Invitation Back Cover