Hula (pron.: /ˈhuːlə/) is a dance form accompanied by chant (oli) or song (mele). It was developed in the Hawaiian Islands by the Polynesians who originally settled there. The hula dramatizes or portrays the words of the oli or mele in a visual dance form.
There are many sub-styles of hula, with the main two categories being Hula 'Auana and Hula Kahiko. Ancient hula, as performed before Western encounters with Hawaiʻi, is called kahiko. It is accompanied by chant and traditional instruments. Hula, as it evolved under Western influence in the 19th and 20th centuries, is called ʻauana (a word that means "to wander" or "drift"). It is accompanied by song and Western-influenced musical instruments such as the guitar, the ʻukulele, and the double bass. (From Wikipedia)
Taken during Dragon Boat Race at the Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada.
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holmertz (26932) 2013-01-17 8:43
This looks a bit weird, but what a colorful photo opportunity right in the middle of a crowd. A very nice street shot.
Silvio1953 (98129) 2013-01-17 9:48
Ciao Eleu, great portrait of lovely strret artist in nice action, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (5441) 2013-01-17 11:52
The light management and shadows are awesome. A quality image and stunning presentation.
dip (21909) 2013-01-17 12:45
nice capture of the scene,a multi colored shot well focused and composed,
Sonata11 (28331) 2013-01-17 21:01
You capture this moment perfectly well. Wonderful atmosphere in this festival. We can see her expression. Beautiful composition and perfectly framed. Thank you.
All the best,
saxo042 (31800) 2013-01-18 3:25
Very good colours on this hula dancer! She really seems to enjoy herself, even if the bystanders don´t seem to be all that impressed. A very pleasant daily life street scene!
emilbo (20844) 2013-01-18 10:25
Cette femme semble s'en donner à coeur joie au rythme de la chanson. Intéressante prise de vue en pleine action et j'aime bien son expression. Belle présentation et superbes couleurs.
Félicitations!... et bonne fin de semaine,