Asia Pacific Dance Festival-‘Ike Hana I + Culinary Celebration
August 3, 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Kennedy Theatre
Culinary Celebration 5:00pm
Join us before the 'Ike Han concert for an evening honoring food and culture throughout Asia and the Pacific featuring the delicious creations of local chefs. A ticket to the Culinary Celebration includes admission to the 'Ike Han I concert.
'Ike Hana I 7:30pm
The first of two finale concerts featuring our resident guest artists: ASK Dance Company (Malaysia), Dancers of Damelahamid (British Columbia), and Halau Hula Ka Noeau (Honolulu).
ASK Dance CompanyA professional, award-winning dance collective from Malaysia built upon the philosophy "that to be alive, one must continuously learn, and thus be unafraid to ASK pertinent questions." Incorporating traditional and contemporary genres of dance, ASK features outstanding dancers and choreographers and strives to play a significant role in bridging innumerable boundaries and breaking glass ceilings nationally and internationally.
Dancers of Damelahamid an Indigenous dance company from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia celebrating the diversity and depth of the many beautiful Indigenous cultures across Canada. Through dramatic dance, captivating narrative, intricately carved masks, and elaborate regalia the Dancers of Damelahamid transform time and space, bridging the ancient with a living tradition.
Halau Hula Ka Noeau Halau Hula Ka Noeau, under the direction of Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang, is an award-winning halau hula built on the philosophy that "the 'Art of Hula' expresses all we see, hear, smell, taste, touch, and feel." Dedicated to performing traditional hula styles, particularly a style called hula kui, Halau Hula Ka Noeau has been a driving force in promoting hula at an academic and artistic level with educational lectures, hula production, and performances in Hawaii and throughout North America and Asia.
Outreach College and East-West Center, Mānoa Campus
UH Manoa Outreach College, (808) 956-8246, APDF@hawaii.edu, http://manoa.hawaii.edu/outreach/asiapacificdance/