After being set back due to covid restrictions, a recorded version of the annual show, entitled “Dance Collective: Pandemic Edition,” premiered March 26-28, 2021. The show included works of eleven choreographers presenting ten pieces.
Fred Dela Cruz, winner of the UH System Willard Wilson Award for Distinguished Service, has a longstanding reputation for high quality work and has earned great respect for his attention to detail and his mechanical abilities.
Jake Rodrique once thought college wasn’t the place for him. But that all changed through the guidance of a few extraordinary people.
Tracey Niimi put aside his student services specialist hat to direct and film the stunning Hula Bowl Halftime Show starring fashion designer Manaola Yap with the award winning Hula Halau Manaola under the direction of Kumu Hula Nani Lim Yap.
Each video event of the series will explore a different theme and showcase five storytellers from a variety of backgrounds.
Listeners will join a huaka‘i or journey clockwise around the island, starting in Hilo and moving to Puna, Ka‘ū, Kona, Kohala, and Hāmākua for a total of 24 episodes.
Starting Oct. 12, offices on the UH Hilo campus will be open for in-person service only from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
UH Hilo Athletic Director Patrick Guillen says that while setting up covid protocols has been a team effort, Head Trainer Kensei Gibbs “has really stepped up with so many things” and is worthy of special recognition.