Traditional Hula Dance Paper

Talk about the forbidden tradition talked about in the films and article (dancing tradition or celebration in the festival such as hula, etc); focus on the humanities education and art history aspect. The theme of this paper is about the forbidden tradition.

don’t forget to cite the sources

the only sources you can use:


Trance and Dance in Bali, Mead and Bateson, 1952 (22 min)

Dance and Trance of Balinese Children, 45 min

Ka Hana Kapa (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. (vimeo – 56 min), 2019.

Hula Is More Than a Dance (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. Hula Is More Than a Dance, (3 min),2018


Jacknis, Ira. “Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson in Bali: Their Use of Photography and Film,” Source: Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 3, No. 2 (May, 1988), pp. 160-177Heider, Karl “Bateson and Mead in Bali and New Guinea” in Ethnographic Film 1976 (2006), pp. 28-31. Balinese masks (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. : I Ketut Kodi, et al. “Topeng’ Sidha Karya: A Balinese Mask Dance .” Asian Theatre Journal, vol. 22, no. 2, 2005, pp. 171–198 (read excerpt 171-178, though whole article is provided). Kringelbach, Hélène Neveu and Jonathan Skinner “Introduction The Movement of Dancing Cultures ,” (p. 1-11) and excerpts of Epilogue ,by Susan Potter (pp. 211-212, 216-217) in Dancing Cultures: Globalization, Tourism and Identity in the Anthropology of Dance, 2014.Charlot, John, “Hula in Hawaiian Life and Thought, ” 1979.Christian, Iwilani. “Hawaiian Pahu: Voice of the Gods ,” in Pacific Voices: Keeping Our Cultures Alive, pp. 6-17.Meyer, Manulani Aluli (Kanaka Maoli), “Our Own Lieberation: Reflections on Hawaiian Epistomology ,” The Contemporary Pacific, Volume 13, Number 1, Spring 2001, pp. 124-148.

show skills essential in your humanities education and art history include:critical reading and analysis of sources (both written and visual),“reading” a work of art or filmdescribing a visual experience in wordsdeveloping a thesis statement (and argument)utilizing evidence to support your argumentusing primary and secondary sources appropriatelyciting sources correctly


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