Great Leaps set for April 28-29

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Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Great Leaps, the semester-ending dance concert for all University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College dance programs, presents a Preview Performance on Friday, April 28, and a performance on Saturday, April 29. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

Annie Bunker’s choreographic offerings will include a presentation with her son Wrenn Bunker Koesters of the late Aerial Dance Mentor Robert Davidson’s aerial duet “Ave Maria” and a performance by her UH Hilo Modern Dance and Hawaiʻi CC Modern Jazz classes. Guest choreographer Goody Cacal will celebrate his final semester with an urban dance number featuring performers who influenced him at UH Hilo. Instructor Celeste Staton will combine lyrics and ballet techniques with the music of Jason Mraz, and Jazz teacher Kea Kapahua will perform a selection from the musical “Grease.”

The concert also includes senior project presentations by Leilani VisikoKnox-Johnson and Deanna Young. Dance Ensemble alumni Kawai Soares, Scott Wuscher and Lawrence Mano will perform a piece they created for the event, entitled “#CHOiCES.”

Tickets are open seating. Preview tickets on April 28 are $3.00 for all seats. Ticket prices for the April 29 performance are $7.00 General and $5.00 Discount for students with a valid ID and Children 17 years and under. For more information or to order tickets, contact the Box Office at 932-7490 or

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