Special Events

Saturday-Monday, February 13-15, 2021

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The UH Hilo Performing Arts Department and the Performing Arts Center Present

Virtually Yours: Valentine Vignettes 2021

Virtually yours, but then again maybe not. Love isn’t always a bed of roses. In pieces that are sometimes comic, and sometimes tragic, UH Hilo students explore loneliness, unrequited love, and other scenarios related to coping and surviving in an imperfect world.

February 13-15, 2021. Valentine Vignettes 2021

The stream will be available from 7pm on the 13th and will be accessible through Feb 15, 2021.

Monday-Friday, December 21-25, 2020

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The UH Hilo Performing Arts Department and Performing Arts Center present

Kalikimaka 2020: Celebrating the Holidays at Home An evening of stories, songs, poems and reminiscences

We can't open the theatre to the community this holiday season due to Covid restrictions, so instead, we invited the community to create theatre with us, ONLINE! UH Hilo students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other members of our island community have joined together to share their favorite holiday memories, stories, songs and poems. Join us in celebrating the holidays at home...separate, but together.

The program will stream on YouTube December 21 – 25

Use the following links to view.

Kalikimaka Part One

Kalikimaka Part Two

Friday through Sunday, December 4-6, 2020

Viewing opens on December 4 at 7pm and closes on December 6 at 9pm. You are able to watch as many times as you want during this period. Use the link below to view.

The UH Hilo Performing Arts Department and the Hawaiʻi Community College dance programs will showcase students from Ballet I and III, Jazz Dance I, Modern Dance I and Intro to Environmental Dance. Guest artists Sarah Polloi and Wrenn Bunker-Kosters will perform with dance instructors Kea Kapahua and Annie Bunker.

UH Hilo Jazz I class “We are so excited to be presenting this year’s first ever Virtual Great Leaps dance concert! The students of the University of Hawaii at Hilo and the Hawaii Community College have made tremendous leaps and bounds in learning dance through online methods despite the limitations of small bedrooms, dorm rooms, carpeted or concrete floors and both music and video delays on Zoom. It is so important for us to keep the performing arts alive and to maintain our human connection and expression especially in these challenging times. Please “come out” virtually and celebrate our wonderful dance students, dance instructors, theater staff and technicians who have given so much time, energy, creativity and heart to bring something beautiful to our community.”, said Kea Kapahua, UH Hilo Dance Instructor.

Funding for this event is provided in part by the WESTAF CARES relief fund for Organizations and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. Thank you @westaf and @nea!

Watch Virtual Leaps.

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