Hawaii, California hula teams compete in Sacramento

Thirteen-year-old Kekoa Arucan performs a playful opening hula of the George Na’ope Hula Festival, set to a song originally composed for the opening of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Honolulu, on Friday. A portrait of George Na’ope, the late hula master that the festival is named after, hangs on the stage backdrop. (Samson Zhang/ Sacramento Bee/ TNS)

The Oakland-based Academy of Hawaiian Arts’ Kane Hula dancers are “notorious” for their attention-grabbing performances.