The Art & History of Hula

The Art & History of Hula

HULA LADY

A hula ‘auana tells a story from recent island history and culture, and this one describes the grace and enchantment of the Hula Lady. Traditional hand motions represent ocean waves, birds in flight and the beauty of the dancers’ figures and movements.

THE HISTORY OF HULA

In keeping with the heritage and authenticity of Tommy Bahama, we invite you to join us in learning about the ancient art of hula. Spanning the South Pacific, hula has a long and fascinating history.

In this video series, we'll show you some different forms of hula, from the traditional dances of Hawaii to the fierce warrior chants of New Zealand's Haka dance. From arm movements to the stamping of feet, every motion and sound tells a part of the story.

Watch this page for hula video updates in the near future. Aloha!

HULA DANCE: TE HIVA

A contemporary version of a traditional song, Te Hiva originates on the tiny island of Tokelau in French Polynesia, though the dance features many Tahitian-style movements.