Theatre and Dance
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
1770 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
L. Jacob, Publicity Director
Phone: (808) 956-2598
Fax: (808) 956-4234
Box Office: (808) 956-7655 (v/t)
April 5, 2004
"SPRING FOOTHOLDS: SUGGESTIONS UNDER CONSIDERATION"
The University of Hawai‘i at M~noa’s
Department of Theatre and Dance presents "Spring Footholds: Suggestions Under
Consideration" featuring the premiere of original choreography by Bachelor of
Fine Arts candidates Malia Bowlby, Larisa Eastman, Janie Ewing and Christopher
Steven Quiocho. Additional works by fellow students with diverse backgrounds in
ballet, modern, Pacific and Asian dance forms will round out the eclectic
program. "Spring Footholds" will be performed May 5, 6, 7, 8 at 8 p.m. and May 9
at 2 p.m. in the Kennedy Theatre Earle Ernst Lab Theatre. A post-show rap
follows the performance on Friday, May 7.
Malia Bowlby, from Clallam Bay, Washington, has
performed in Kennedy Theatre’s "Eco-Circus," "Art, Music and Dance Fest,"
"Moral," and several "Footholds" productions. In addition to dance, Bowlby has
performed roles from a dancing stilt-walking gorilla to an alcoholic housewife.
Experience from attending a semester at the London Contemporary Dance School and
her versatile performance background contribute to Bowlby’s curiously
Janie Ewing began dancing at the age of five in a small town in South Dakota.
She further expanded upon her background in ballet, tap and jazz with an
introduction to modern dance during her first year in college. Recently
returning from a semester at the London Contemporary Dance School, Ewing
incorporates her newfound interest in contact improvisation and electronic music
into her choreographic debut.
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Larisa Eastman
began her dance training with the Chicago City Ballet. She has participated in
both the traditional and experimental theatre communities in Chicago and has
played leading roles in several Shakespearean plays. Eastman’s featured
"Footholds" piece is inspired by and experiments with the music of Prokofiev’s
"Sonata for Two Violins." Eastman departs for the London Contemporary Dance
School after graduation.
From downtown Honolulu, Christopher Steven Quiocho will employ nine dancers
in his vigorous and high-energy choreographic contribution to "Footholds."
Quiocho most recently appeared in Kennedy Theatre’s "Art, Music & Dance Fest" on
the Mainstage and has performed in numerous "Footholds" productions. He has also
performed at Mark’s Garage as well as throughout Hawai‘i as a member of the UHM
Dance Ensemble, the department’s community outreach program.
Tickets for "Spring Footholds: Suggestions Under Consideration" go on sale
Monday, May 3rd at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office. Tickets may be
purchased in person or charged-by-phone at 956-7655 (voice/text) Monday through
Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 regular, $8 seniors,
military, UH faculty/staff, non-UHM students, $3 UHM students with validated
Spring UHM photo ID. For more information, charge-by-phone, or disability
access, call the Kennedy Theatre Box Office at 956-7655 (voice/text).
"Spring Footholds: Suggestions Under Consideration"
When: May 5, 6, 7*, 8 at 8pm
May 9 at 2pm
* post-show rap
Where: UHM's Earle Ernst Lab Theatre
$8 seniors, military, UH faculty/staff, non-UHM students,
$3 UHM students with validated Spring 2004 UHM student ID