Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue ("the arch of the rainbow") is an Ashland-based hula school with roots on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Our mission is to perpetuate Hawaiian culture and values through the traditional dance of the hula. Our dances illustrate the lyrics of songs and chants, honoring the legends, history, people and land of Hawai'i. Our diverse group of dancers range in age from 10-72. While we all come from different backgrounds, we share in common a love of hula and Hawaiian culture. We present choreography created by Director/Teacher Andrea Luchese, as well as dances and chants composed by our cultural advisor, Kumu Hula Raylene Ha'alele'a Kawaiae'a, from Kohala on Hawai'i Island.
Ka Pi'o O Ke Anuenue on Community: Our community is the world-wide network of hula halau (hula schools) dedicated to preserving and perpetuating Hawaiian culture through hula. Our place in this community is characterized by our intention to share the "aloha spirit" with all whom we reach through our classes and performances.