It is with great sadness that we create this page in tribute of Keo, beloved member of our ʻohana, teacher, and friend. His Hawaiian name Keomailani means “The calling or the answer from above” and was given to him by his teacher, kumu hula Robert Cazimero.
We hope that you will share your personal stories and memories of Keo. Please stay tuned for a New York gathering to celebrate his life.
Mahalo all for all your compassion and aloha. Our dear Keo passed this afternoon. I know this has shaken us all and that we are deeply grieving his loss. Please take care of yourselves during this fragile time. Mahalo Veronique for setting up the photo link https://goo.gl/photos/qPhgSw8TJ4SdVZRY8 I remember Keo teaching us the "Water is Wide." It is heart breaking, but it reminds me of the kindness, the grace, the humor, the rigor, the joy, and tenderness he shared and embodied. My tears seem to have no end…
RE: OFFICIAL STATEMENT: THE PASSING OF WRITER/DIRECTOR/ACTOR/KUMU HULA, KEO WOOLFORD