The Merrie Monarch Festival is nearly over, and I know I’ve posted on this before. But for the second year (that I know of), the kumu hula (hula teacher) Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu had his wahine (women) do a “masculine style” hula, including the attire. He’s very controversial, and I know lots of traditionalists don’t like him. But I find the strength exhibited by this hula kahiko (ancient style) simply awesome!
I love the more feminine style as well, of course. But it’s beautiful to see the whole range of expression capable in hula. 🙂 Oh, and related to TTWD — how d’ya like those paddles, eh? *LOL*
Edited to add: And for those of you that like that kind of thing, here are some handsome men doing hula: Aia I Ni’ihau I Ku’u Pawehe. 😀