Biographical Research Center

Interview with Coline Aiu 5/8/2002 tape 2

Interview with Coline Aiu, daughter of Maʻiki Aiu Lake, recorded on May 8, 2002 for Biography Hawaiʻi: Maiki Aiu Lake. Topics include the meanings behind Aiu Lake's use of the terms "hula brother" and "hula sister," the range of Aiu Lake's performances, her philosophy behind the acceptance of students and when to perform hula kahiko, the beginnings of Aiu Lake's initial papa lehua kumu hula class and the story of its name, her ties to the island of Kauaʻi and the special meaning it held for her, her ability to juggle her professional life and family, why Coline Aiu chose teaching hula as her own life's profession, Aiu Lake's personal reconciliation of hula with her own Catholicism, Coline Aiu's personal reflections on her mother and what makes a Maʻiki Aiu Lake-trained dancer recognizable on stage.

Languages: English


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