The story of Kalamaku is told in ten awe inspiring, but, at times, somewhat confusing scenes culminating with a fantastic fire dream featuring fire poi balls and traditional fire knife dancing. Only after seeing the show live did I read a brief summary of the story line before viewing it again on DVD. For example:
"Opening Scene - A Father Remembers Remembering a time of struggle a father recalls a decision, a journey and their prayers to Akua for guidance. Kalama means light….kalamaku a flaming torch…that is what his people would need."
It would be my recommendation that this brief summary of the scenes be provided to every guest in the form of a printed program prior to the show. It would, I believe, help guests better comprehend what they are seeing.
It should be noted that unlike most luaus, flash photography is not permitted during the show.
For information on pricing and to make reservations, visit the Lu‘au Kalamaku website.