To heal, support and inspire the community during COVID-19, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa dance program in the Department of Theatre and Dance is sharing creative dances from its students, faculty, alumni and friends.
A call out was made in April 2020 to submit a 1-minute dance video addressing one of several themes including:
- In a doorway
- With a family member
- Honors the people you love
- Courage, perseverance or healing
- In support of healthcare workers
The project named “CONNECTIONS: Uplifting Dances at a Gathering Online” has received about 30 submissions. The program will share one original dance video each day in May 2020 on its Facebook page.
—By Marc Arakaki