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Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Kūlanihāko‘ i: Living Waters premieres June 2

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center presents the Big Island premiere of Kūlanihāko‘ i: Living Waters on Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 pm.

Created by Nā Kinimakalehua, a consortium of master kumu hula Hōkūlani Holt, Keali‘i Reichel and Pali Ahue, along with emerging kumu hula Ulalia Woodside, Kauhilonohonua Padilla and Robert Ke‘ano Ka‘upu, this hula drama blends traditional Hawaiian chants with contemporary stories of Hawai‘i.

“Situated high in the heavens is the mystical lake, Kūlanihāko‘i, from which all life flows. Through dance, chant, storytelling and dramatic interpretation, Kūlanihāko‘i: Living Waters depicts the many facets of water and the relationship between the ocean, land, sky and all living things,” said PAC Manager Lee Dombroski. “Stories from epic Hawaiian myths provide the backdrop to this presentation as told through the eyes of contemporary Native Hawaiians.”

Kūlanihāko‘i: Living Waters is presented by the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center and funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts. NDP is supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

Tickets are reserved seating and priced at $25 General, $20 Discount and $10 UH Students/Children. Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 974-7310 or order online at: Artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu.


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