Fall Great Leaps takes PAC stage Dec 1, 2

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Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College Dance programs present the end of semester Great Leaps Dance Concert on Saturday, December 2, preceded by a Friday, December 1 Preview Performance. Both events will be held at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center (PAC) at 7:30 p.m.

Over 150 dancers will perform 12 original works. Sarah Dunaway’s Performing Arts Senior Project, “Mended,” will mark her seventh appearance at Great Leaps. Kea Kapahua’s Jazz class will dance to Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror,” and Na Wahine Mano Dance Team featuring UH Hilo Performing Arts students and graduates will perform a number set to “oldies but goodies” pop music.

Dance Ensemble students will present three works created by guest choreographers. Dori Yamada’s piece celebrates years of friendship with a departing dancer, Nadia Schlosser’s dance explores overcoming the darkness of pain, and visiting Korean scholar Jeongha Kim demonstrates the wartime resilience of the Korean people. Kea Kapahua and Krisha Zane will perform a dance choreographed by Trina Nahm-Mijo entitled “Kahuwai,” which honors a historic beachfront village near the easternmost point of Kumukahi that disappeared in the 1800s.

The concert will also include Celeste Staton’s ballet piece performed to Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, along with fellow instructor Annie Bunker’s aerial and modern stylings danced to the music of Pink Floyd.

Both events are open seating with tickets for the December 1 Preview priced at $3.00. Tickets for the December 2 Great Leaps Dance Concert are $7.00 General and $5.00 Discount, Student w/Valid ID, and Children 17 years & under.

For more information or to order tickets, contact the UH Hilo Box Office at 932-7490 or artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu.

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