Merrie moments: Framing the hulafest

Merrie moments: Framing the hulafest

There are 8 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Apr 7, 2008, titled Merrie moments: Framing the hulafest. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

A veteran Star-Bulletin photographer frames the hulafest's grace and flow in wrapping up 3 days of competitions Story by Gary C.W. Chun [email protected] HILO With veteran hula halau celebrating ...

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Sally Fortson

Fort Payne, AL

#1 Apr 7, 2008
Dennis Oda's photographs are wonderful. To a recent mainland transplant, they bring the the beauty of the Merrie Monarch alive. Thanks for making them available. Sally Fortson
Amanda

San Francisco, CA

#2 Apr 7, 2008
could you email me the powerpoint slide shows - would like to show them at work for Divresity Month -May Asian Pacific Islander

Thanks
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Brown Man

Silver Spring, MD

#3 Apr 7, 2008
Bring back the men to dance hula and send the smiley tuti frutis packing.
nohealani

Walnut Creek, CA

#4 Apr 7, 2008
kumu kauionalani kamanao your the best. you did a wonderful job .keep up the good work
Stan

AOL

#5 Apr 7, 2008
Mark Ho'omalu, shut out again. For a fact, his men are the best kahiko you will ever witness, but Merrie Monarch and its judges are biased against him. I think it is time to change all the judges, not have the same ones over and over every year. It would only be fair and right. And, get an accounting firm to tally the votes, this way it is legal.
Snuggles the Cat

Honolulu, HI

#6 Apr 7, 2008
Wonderful pictures. Many thanks to Dennis Oda, a job well done!
CJay

Haiku, HI

#7 Apr 8, 2008
Beautiful pictures .... thank you, Dennis Oda, for capturing the action, color and excitement.
kaimana

San Jose, CA

#8 Apr 8, 2008
Stan wrote:
Mark Ho'omalu, shut out again. For a fact, his men are the best kahiko you will ever witness, but Merrie Monarch and its judges are biased against him. I think it is time to change all the judges, not have the same ones over and over every year. It would only be fair and right. And, get an accounting firm to tally the votes, this way it is legal.
I'm not a hula expert, but I was there, and believe me, the judging leaves much to be desired. Mark Hoomalu's halau did an outstanding performance. His kane kahiko style of dancing is "unique", "refreshing" and "innovative". These words may not be in the judges score cards. It's not enough to be a crowd pleaser, it's all about long established techniques that the hula is known for. One mis-step and you're out. Mark is a non-conformist, and that's what I like about him. The judges probably dinged Mark for wearing sun glasses and hitting the top of his ipu heke. He's still number one in my book.

This is the way I saw it, O'Brian Eselu and Chinky Mahoe in the number one and two positions. Mark Ho'omalu in third place. Sonny Ching (simple dancing, playing it safe) in fourth position.

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