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Mana Wahine comes to UH Hilo PAC February 2

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Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center (PAC) presents Okareka Dance Company of New Zealand‘s rescheduled performance of Mana Wahine on Friday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. The original performance, scheduled for October 24, 2017, was postponed due to travel issues.

The five-woman performance combines dance, theatre and film to tell the true life story of Te Aokapurangi, a young maiden from Rotorua. Captured in battle by a tribe from the far north, she returns many years later to single-handedly save her people from slaughter, as well as experiences within their own lives.

“Mana Wahine is above all a rich fusion of choreography, music, tikanga Maori and performance practices, AV, lighting and performance design … enriched and enlivened by the dancing of five powerhouse performers,” wrote Raewyn Whyte of Theatreview Magazine in New Zealand.

Tickets purchased for October’s postponed performance are applied to the February 2 date. The event is Reserved seating with tickets priced at $25 General, $20 Discount and $12 UH Hilo/Hawaiʻi CC students (with a valid student ID) and children, up to age 17, pre-sale, and $30, $25 and $17 at the door. Tickets are available by calling the UH Hilo Box Office at 932-7490, Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., or by ordering online at artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu.


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