Mānoa Arts & Minds
Aloha! As we ease into 2010, Mānoa Arts & Minds continues to dazzle and amaze performance-goers with a wide variety of music, dance, theater and art events on the UH Mānoa campus.
We hope that you were able to take in the Graduate and Eternal Blinking: Contemporary Art of Korea exhibitions at the Art Gallery, as well as the Jingju (Beijing opera), The White Snake.
The months of March and April bring much more! See you on the Mānoa campus for more of our Spring 2010 Mānoa Arts & Minds offerings. The arts will do wonders for your hearts and minds.
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).
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.
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.
Saturday, March 6; 7:30 p.m.;
Sunday, March 7; 4 p.m.; East-West
Center Jefferson Hall
Tuesday, March 9; 7:30 p.m.;
AURA-J, a Tokyo-based professional musical ensemble that performs new music for traditional Japanese instruments, will be in residence at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Music Department March 5-9, 2010.
During this time they will give two concerts of new music in Orvis Auditorium, a concert of traditional and new music at the Japanese Garden of the East-West Center, workshops on traditional and new Japanese music, and reading sessions for UH Mānoa composition students. They will also participate in educational outreach to the community, introducing school children to Japanese instruments and music. All events are open to the public.
This residency is sponsored by the UH Mānoa Music Composition Area, with support from the Japan Foundation, the East-West Center, the UH Diversity and Equity Initiative, and the UH Mānoa Music Department.
- On March 6th, experience a concert of new chamber music for Japanese instruments, featuring works by leading Japanese composers, as well as the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa composition faculty.
- On March 7th, enjoy a concert experience showcasing traditional Japanese music, as well as inspiring new works.
- On March 9th, discover the wonders of chamber music for Japanese instruments, featuring works by leading Japanese composers, as well as the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa composition faculty.
Dancing Green takes sustainability to the stage with dances created on environmental themes.