In early 2001 I had the honor of traveling to Hawai'i with Tatge Lasseur to help on the production end of their Great Performance taping of Holo Mai Pele. It was an absolutely amazing experience.
Above is a short clip from the performance documentary. Pacific Islanders writes: "Holo Mai Pele (Pele Travels) tells the epic saga of the rivalry between Pele, Hawaiian goddess of the volcano, and her sister Hi'iaka. The one-hour performance program features a dazzling display of ancient hula and chant. The program Holo Mai Pele weaves together archetypal themes of creation, love, and betrayal into a sweeping dramatic performance. Viewers will experience the transformative power and spirituality that lie at the heart of the hula.
Featuring Halau o Kekuhi, Hawai'i's premiere hula troupe. A co-production of Pacific Islanders in Communications, International Cultural Programming and Thirteen/WNET New York. Directed by Catherine Tatge, produced by Dominique Lasseur."