The annual Merrie Monarch Hula Competition and Festival honors Hawaiian King David Kalakaua, known as “The Merrie Monarch” for his love of song and dance. In celebration of his memory, hundreds of highly talented hula dancers and their Hālau (schools) from different islands of Hawai‘i and around the mainland United States perform, compete, and perpetuate this indigenous expression of dance and story-telling.
Over 10 hours of footage, featuring the Merrie Monarch Festival in its entirety, interviews and the awards presentation.
Disc 1: Miss Aloha Hula competition - approximately 2 hours 48 minutes
Disc 2: Hula Kahiko Hālau (Ancient) - approximately 3 hours 10 minutes
Disc 3: Hula 'Auana Hālau (Contemporary) - approximately 3 hours
Disc 4: Bonus footage (Interviews, Festivities) - approximately 1 hour 25 minutes
Production and Photography by The Merrie Monarch Festival.
DVD is a universal play (region code 0).