UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT MANOA OUTREACH COLLEGE
Community Services Division
Keiko Fujii Dance Company in "Hana - The Flower II"
Info: Aug 15 • Sun • 2:00pm • Kennedy Theatre • $18 to $30 • Tickets are available, beginning July 5, on line at www.etickethawaii.com, by phone at 944-2697, or visit any UH Ticket outlet (Stan Sheriff Center, Rainbowtique stores, and the UH Manoa Campus Center ticket office), service charges apply. Advance sales end at midnight the day prior to the first performance. At the door sales begin 1 hour before doors open. For more information about this show and for discount tickets to the entire August Days Dance Series call 956-8246.
"Hana - The Flower 2" is based on The Legend of Amida Pond, a story from an ancient Japanese legend. The Amida Pond still exists in the heart of Osaka City. It served as a meeting place for people to gather to talk, dance, sing, and pray to the goddess of the Pond. Despite the constant changes in the environment and society around it the Pond has stayed the same. It remains a sacred place.
The story celebrates the victory of humanity over unfairness and misfortune, and the triumph that a single person, with courage and determination, can achieve. The spirit of the story should be meaningful to the hearts of people around the world.
Keiko Fujii is artistic director of the Keiko Fujii Dance Company and choreographer of this evening`s work. Her company was established in 1983 and based in Osaka, Japan. They present an extensive repetoire of works by Fujii at home and on tour. They have appeared throughout Japan, in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Honolulu.
Hana - The Flower 2 will feature slides and visuals by Hawai`i-based photographer and videographer Dean Sensui, and costumes by Hideko Sugai/Deco Japan, Inc.
Japanese Women`s Society Foundation