I’ve watched this video maybe 20 times now.

Look at these fierce ladies performing this hula, transcending the expectations of the hula mu’umu’u.  Look at this hula confronting ableism, re-telling the story of Manamanaiakaluea, not as a woman who had struggled, was pitied, and was restored.  This is a hula about the grace and power of Hi’iaka and the strength and resilience of Manamanaiakaluea.

This is a hula about survivance.

"Pi’i Ana A’ama" - Kumu Hula Mark Keali’i Hoomalu