Ha: Breath Of Life

Phone (808) 293-3333
5 stars from 12 reviews
Address 55-370 Kamehameha Highway, Laie, HI 96762
Polynesian dance, fire twirling, and more in a Disney like production.

• General: Cost: Paid • General: Discount: Kama'aina
• General: Educational • General: Good For Rainy Days
• General: Kid Activities • General: Movies / Plays / Theater

About Ha: Breath Of Life
Ha: BREATH OF LIFE. A STORY OF PASSION, IGNITED BY FIRE, SONG AND DANCE. The symbolic story of Mana and his beloved Lani, punctuated by Polynesian dance, music and blazing fireknives, is told in “Ha: Breath of Life,” a stunning, new evening show featuring over 100 Polynesian natives, special effects, animation and surround sound. It is a Pacific isle saga of birth and death, love and family, triumph and tragedy.
Full Description
Ha: Breath Of Life is a Polynesian themed show at the Polynesian Cultural Center. It's loaded with dancing, chanting, fire twirling, and quality special effects and all wrapped up into a story of life and love that showcases the importance of Ohana (family) to the Polynesian people.

The show takes place every evening (except Sundays) at 7:30pm and runs until 9:00pm. The theater is located on the Hukilau Marketplace side of the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Robin K
Joined: Feb 2017
Reviews: 10
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Amazing! A must see when visiting Oahu and the Polynesian Cultural centre. Make sure to get a Dole whip at intermission.
Kim M
Joined: Nov 2016
Reviews: 3
Likes Received: 0
One of the best shows I've ever seen.
Laura W
Joined: Nov 2016
Reviews: 35
Likes Received: 1
We lived in Hawaii for over a year and this was definitely the best show we experienced. Be aware of the late start time and length of the show. It will be a very late night, especially if commuting back to Waikiki or Ko Olina afterwards.
Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 111
Wow. Just wow. I assumed this would be a good show but had no idea that the production value would be so high. The show tells the story of the Breath of Life, sort of a circle of life story of sorts. A baby (Mana) is born, turns into a child, then a young man, then grown adult, finds love (Lani), loses a loved one, and then has his own child. Classic tale but told in a very Polynesian way with plenty of island languages throughout to keep it authentic.

It's a massive production, I think there were around 60 actors who came out at the end, with live music, professional lighting effects, water effects, and all sorts of firey goodness along the way. It's mixes in plenty of humor, to keep things light, while showing the struggles of ancient Polynesian life. There is a lot of dancing, chanting, singing, and all of that but don't expect hula girls in coconut bras because it's not that kind of show (though there is plenty of hula). Some parts are quite loud that may frighten the youngest of children, and if that happens it's easy to walk out the back for a minute if needed. Overall, it's great for kids and adults of any age.

The show runs around 90 minutes with a 10 minute intermissions in the middle. If I had to criticize I'd almost say it's too long, but maybe that's my sore butt talking from the hard stadium seats! If you upgraded to the "show and dessert" option you'll get free ice cream (a lot of it) during the intermission. If you didn't upgrade, expect any of your children to question your decision in a very public way.

Bottom line, Ha: Breath Of Life is a must, must, must see show at the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Joined: Apr 2016
Reviews: 237
Likes Received: 33
This is one of the activities that we have planned to see while we are at the Polynesian Cultural Center. This just so happens to be our mothers birthday so she is going to spend it with several hundred of her friends and her Ohana. I will write a review of how the show is when we return. Well, we just got back from Hawaii and I highly suggest going to go see this show. The dancing and acting were unbelievable. You have to see this one!
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 426
Likes Received: 12
Ha: breath of life
One word, Amazing!
I absolutely loved it, great show and a great performance by all of them. So very talented. Highly recommended it's a must. If I have the chance to see this again I will definitely be back.
Check it out you will love it. Breath of life.
Annette W
Joined: Apr 2016
Reviews: 32
Likes Received: 3
Completely moving experience. The circle of life orchestrated with Polynesian dancers and fire show. Simply beautiful.
Joined: Jul 2014
Reviews: 47
Likes Received: 10
I really like this show a lot. There is a lot of stuff all going on at once and just so much to see and enjoy. It was one of my favorite things to see here.
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 30
Likes Received: 9
This is a really fun show to see. It has a lot of dancing and cool effects. The guys who come out and play around with the fire is hilarious and my favorite part.
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 168
Likes Received: 4
I LOVED the Ha: Breath of Life show. It was like watching a Vegas show with a high production value. The dancing and acting were excellent. It’s a story of a man named Mana. It takes us from his birth to different stages of his life. At each stage of his life, you see the dances from different islands. We saw the dances of Aotearoa, Tonga, Marquesas, Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, and Fiji. Each dance was weaved seamlessly to the story line. I especially enjoyed the Samoan fire dance.

I’ve been to few luaus and I’d say save your money on other luaus and go see this show. It’s so much better. It’s not cheesy or tacky. It’s beautiful. The show was about 2 hours and it was on the long side. Some luaus, I leave feeling not quite satisfied and want more dancing. With Ha: Breath of Life, I left completely sated with enough dancing from all different islands.

The amazing part is that most of the dancers and actors on the show are students of BYU. It was like watching a professional production. I couldn't believe how good they were.
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