Mānoa Arts & Minds
Aloha! Mānoa Arts & Minds, a four-strong entity partnership—involving the UH Mānoa Department of Art & Art History, Department of Music, Department of Theatre & Dance, and Outreach College—kicks off 2010 with a year packed with the best of art, music, theater, dance and special performances at the flagship UH campus.
If you missed out in 2009, February and March bring additional good reasons to spring home to Mānoa, as we showcase a unique medley of music, theater and art.
Music credit: Warm aloha to Hawaiian slack key guitarist Ozzie Kotani for the music heard in the Mānoa Arts & Minds announcements. Ozzie is an alumni and former music instructor at UH Mānoa, and "Ka Ua Noe" (The Misty Rain) is from his 2009 CD titled "Hōʻihi" (Respect).
Robert Post is a brilliant physical comedian with a stunning theatrical mind. Combine a quart of dry humor with tablespoons of expert mime, versatile acting, and skilled juggling; add a keen sense of satire and the absurd. Blend in splendid timing and experience, and what do you get? A host of unforgettable characters at the perfect comedy feast.
This well-known Jingju (Beijing opera) in its English-language world premiere relates the famous legend of a snake spirit who descends to earth as a beautiful woman. Training provided by guest artists from China.
This exhibition brings together about twenty contemporary artists from Korea. The artists are specially selected to highlight the historical dynamism of modern Korea.
Dancing Green takes sustainability to the stage with dances created on environmental themes.
Koʻolau is an intimate and inventive multi-media puppet performance based on the true story of Kaluaikoʻolau, the native Hawaiian paniolo who achieved legendary status by resisting forced exile to Kalaupapa in the 1890s. This tale of sacrifice, love, and the power of the human spirit is revealed in an entrancing production by Tom Lee.