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Christopher K. Morgan and Artists: Pohaku

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 7:30pm

Photo by Brian S.
Christopher Kauʻi Morgan in a scene from Pohaku

"A vast range of conceptual beauty...that inspires conversation long after you leave the room."--Breena Seigel, DC Metro Theatre Arts

Choreographer Christopher Kau╩╗i Morgan longed to connect his Native Hawaiian artistic and personal roots to his contemporary work. Pohaku is a dance theater piece bringing together storytelling, hula, modern dance, classical music, and projection design to explore compelling universal themes in the story of Hawai╩╗i's native people, including land loss and fractured identity. The work incorporates Morgan's own stories to reflect these larger themes.

Pohaku is partly inspired by Morgan's late cousin, Kumu Hula John Kaimikaua (1957-2006). This evening length solo dance performed by Morgan, features live music by Kumu Hula Elsie Kaleihulukea Ryder of Kaimikaua's Halau Hula o Kukunaokala, and classically trained electric cellist Wytold.

To purchase tickets to see Christopher K. Morgan & Artists: Pohaku at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center, follow our purchase tickets link to the right. Single tickets for this performance will go on sale September 13, 2016.

  • Advance Sales/At the Door General: $25/$30
  • Advance Sales/At the Door Discount: $20/$25
  • Advance Sales/At the Door Children 17 & under & UH Hilo/HCC Students: $12/$17

National Endowment for the Arts

Production residency funded by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

National Performance Network

Pohaku is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in partnership with Dance Place and NPN. For more information: www.npnweb.org.

New England Foundation for the Arts

This presentation of Pohaku was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.