Pua Ali'i 'Ilima, a h?lau hula (school of Hawaiian dance) based in Honolulu and New York City celebrates the 35th anniversary of the founding of the school with performances at the Millenium Stage at The Kennedy Center (DC) on June 18th, La MaMa (NYC) on June 19th and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (Beckett, Mass.) on June 20th on the Indside/Out Stage. Under the direction of n? kumu hula (master teachers of Hawaiian dance) Vicky Holt and Jeffrey Takamine, the cast of 20 plus dancers and chanters from Hawai'i, Vancouver, Washington and New York City, will also include slack key artists Andy Wang (New Jersey), Claudia Goddard (New York) and steel guitarist Chris Davis (Connecticut). Hula kahiko (ancient style Hawaiian dance), hula 'auana (modern style Hawaiian dance) and hapa haole (songs composed in English about Hawai'i) will transport you to our islands and share the history and stories of the fire goddess Pele, King David Kal?kaua and the last Queen of Hawai'i, Lili'uokalani.