UH Hilo PAC presents SPEAK Feb 14

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center presents SPEAK Friday, February 14, 7:30 p.m., in the UH Hilo PAC.

SPEAK is Leela Dance Collective’s Hawaiʻi premiere, which combines Indian Kathak dance and American tap dance, collaborating rhythm, poetry, storytelling, music and dance. The all-female cast carries forward the legacy of iconic artists such as Pandit Chitresh Das, Dr. Jimmy Slyde and James Buster Brown while bringing to the forefront the voices of powerful female artists.

The Leela Dance Collective was founded in 2016 by Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas and Seibi Lee, senior disciples of legendary kathak master Pandit Chitresh Das, along with leading kathak performers Sarah Morelli and Shefali Jain. It is the only Indian-American dance company that brings together leading kathak artists from around the world.

Tickets are pre-sale at the UH Hilo Box Office and priced at $30 General, $25 Discount, and $15 UH Hilo/Hawaiʻi Community College students with valid ID and Children 17 & under, and $5 more at the door.

For more information, call 932-7490 or see http://artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu.


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