The Hawaiian word for stone, “Pohaku” brings together storytelling, hula, modern dance, classical music, and projection design to explore compelling universal themes in the story of Hawaii’s native people, including land loss and fractured identity. “Pohaku” incorporates Morgan’s own stories to reflect these larger themes; As a child living in California, he danced hula far from his family’s Native Hawaii. While he developed a body of work in modern dance, Morgan longed to connect his Native Hawaiian artistic and personal roots to his contemporary work. The event also features live music by Kumu Hula Elsie Kaleihulukea Ryder of Kaimikaua’s Hālau Hula o Kukunaokala, and classically trained electric cellist Wytold.
Tickets for “Christopher Morgan & Artists: Pohaku” may be purchased online at www.hawaiitheatre.com, by calling the Box Office at 808-528-0506 during regular business hours Tuesday-Saturday, 9-5 pm, or by going in person to the Box Office located at 1130 Bethel Street, Honolulu 96813.
The 2016-2017 season will also launch the Hawaii Theatre Center’s ARTS FOR ALL program which supported by a grant from the City and County of Honolulu. It is designed to make world-class performing arts experiences more accessible by offering $5.00 tickets for the Hawaii Theatre Center Presents season shows to any Oahu resident who qualifies as low-income and can prove need.
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