Please don’t hesitate to contact Manja at:
+41 56 634 27 05
11:00 – 16:00
with a lunch break
in Bern, Aargau or Zürich
Sign up with:
077 477 58 63
Friday 12 and
Saturday 13 March
to be confirmed
You can find more information about Roselle Bailey and the Hawai'ian branch of our Halau (hula school) here:
Our Kumu Hula (teacher) Roselle Bailey has been coming from Maui to Switzerland twice a year to teach the art of hula dancing and give us insights into the culture and language, history and legends, philosophy and spirituality of Hawai’i.
There is a 1-day introductory class, which is a prerequisite for attending the 2-day seminars with Roselle Bailey (each spring and fall). The seminars are held in English (with translation into German if necessary).
There are regional groups practicing year-round in Zürich, Basel, Bern and Aarau. There are currently no regional groups in the Geneva/Lausanne or Bodensee regions, but we are happy to help jumpstart more informal practice groups throughout Switzerland.
Einsiedeln, July 6 and 7 2019
Hulu Mamo program, created by Roselle Bailey and performed by Hula dancers and musicians from Maui, Kaua'i, O'ahu, Germany and Switzerland
Geneva, July 2015 (Fotos: U.S. Mission Photo)
Ka ’Imi performs at the official Independance Day Celebration at the permanent U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on July 7, 2015
Dancers of Ka ’Imi Switzerland, Germany and Austria performed to the music of Na Ohana Ho’aloha from Moloka’i at the invitation of Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto, who grew up in Hawaii. The four U.S. ambassadors received their official guests - over 1’000 diplomats from over 170 countries - in lei made by the Ka ’Imi dancers. Despite the extreme heat - at 103 F the day turned out to be the hottest ever recorded in Switzerland north of the Alps - the dancers braved through their three sets and costume changes. Many members of the audience expressed their enjoyment and disbelief that the band and Ka ’Imi had only met once before performing together. For us European dancers it was a great experience to join our dancing, our efforts and our spirits!
More photos here:
Performance in Switzerland, June 2008 (Fotos Gérard Huwyler):
Recalling Hawai'i program created by Roselle Bailey and performed by members of all affiliated groups in Germany, Switzerland, Maui, Hawai'i, Oahu and California: