The story of Hi’iakaikapoliopele began as a Hawaiian oral tradition, passed down from generation to generation. Our story begins with the goddess Hi’iaka’s quest to find her sister Pele’s dream lover, restore him to life and deliver him safely to Pele at her crater home. Hi’iaka and her companions make their way through dangers and ordeals, facing spectral foes and worldly wiles. It is a very human account of love, lust, betrayal, jealousy and justice, peopled with deities, chiefs, demons and commoners.
Creative TeamComposer/Hawaiian Lyrics: Keali’i Reichel Book/English Lyrics: Roslyn Catracchia Choreographer, co-book writer: Patrick Makuakane Original Story: Ho’oulumahiehie Choreography: Patrick Makuakane Artwork: Solomon Enos