This dancer stands on the Pele hula platform at the edge of Kilauea Caldera in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. An erupting crater is in view, over the heads of the people who have gathered for the performance. Like her sisters in her halau (group), she has woven a bracelet from native leaves and made a dress from coloful fabric. The dance and chant are ready to unfold, telling the a tale of Hawaiian lore. For now the intricate and precise moves of the halau are still and at the ready, waiting, coiled in the delicate touch of her ring finger at the base of her thumb.
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