If you can take your eyes away from the beautiful La’ie shore long enough to turn around, you’ll see the breathtaking Ko’olau Range. More than just a dramatic backdrop, these mountains have deep spiritual significance in Hawaiian folklore. According to legend, the peaks of the Ko’olau Range are sacred to Laka, the patron goddess of the hula. So it’s appropriate that La’ie has done so much to preserve the hula for future generations.
Within the Polynesian Cultural Center in La’ie, the hula is taught and performed in a way that honors and celebrates the dance’s spiritual roots. The authentic hula is used to tell stories of love, nature, and strength to visitors from all over the world. We think Laka would be proud.
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