Return of Dance Collective live performance at UH Hilo Performing Arts Center, Sept. 16

The live performance on Sept. 16, 2022, will be the first of the Hilo Dance Collective since 2019.  

Group of five dancers.

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo announces the Dance Collective will be returning for the first time since 2019 for a live show at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.

Dance Collective 2022 will bring some of the island’s most talented and passionate choreographers and dancers together for one evening only, on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. The collective includes dancers from the Center Stage Dance Alliance, Island Dance Academy, N2 Dance, UH Hilo’s own dance department, and others.

“The Dance Collective is honored to welcome back theatre goers to the Performing Arts Center at full capacity ahead of its 2022-2023 season,” notes the announcement. The show will “uplift and invoke joy, spark contemplation and wonder, and reflect back the many feelings that the last two years have left on them as creators and performers.”

The announcement also notes select material in the show may not be suitable for all audiences.

The proceeds will be used to provide performance opportunities for dancers in the island community and perpetuating this event.

High-roofed Performing Arts Center with monkeypod tree in foreground.
UH Hilo Performing Arts Center. Kirsten Aoyagi/UH Hilo Stories.

COVID Safety Guidelines

COVID Safety Guidelines for the performance:

      • Masks will be worn at all times while in the Performing Arts Center.
      • Hand sanitizing station will be available at the entrance.
      • No congregating in the lobby before or after the performance. The lobby will be open for restroom use only.
      • Concessions will not be available.
      • Food or drinks are not allowed in the auditorium. (With the exception of water in sealed, non-breakable containers.)


One performance only on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

      • $20 General and Discount.
      • $10 UH Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College students with valid identification, and children 17 years and under.

Online: Tickets are available for purchase online beginning Aug. 30.

Phone: Call the Performing Arts Center Box Office beginning Sept. 6, Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m., 808-932-7490.

Pick up: The center’s box office window will no longer be open for walk-up purchases during the week. The window will be open for will call ticket pick-up and current event ticket purchasing two hours prior to each performance.

For more information visit the Performing Arts Center website.

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