Presenting an eclectic array of artists from around the world.

Imperfect Gentlemen
Saturday, March 4, 2023 • 7:30 P.M.

In-person at:
Palikū Theatre at University of Hawai‘i Windward Community College
$30 – Adult
$20 – Senior citizens (62+), Military, College Students
$10 – Youth (17 & under), UH Manoa Students

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Online: (Link will be emailed to you 2 hours before the live performance)
$19 – Online

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“Imperfect Gentlemen” is a one-person show about how one family reacts when their father comes out as a transgender woman in the 1980s.

“Imperfect Gentlemen” is a creation of Ben Moffat and Bradley Wayne Smith and is performed by Ben Moffat. The work is based on events from Moffat’s life. He plays multiple characters throughout the production, revealing each character’s reactions to the change impacting the family. The show explores the forces that shape our identities, and the plasticity and durability of personality.

“Imperfect Gentlemen” is performed in a unique style that blends storytelling with theatrical elements such as costumes, props, and projections of family photos.

Tom Lee’s Tomte
Saturday, March 25, 2023 • 7:30 P.M.
Art Auditorium, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

$20 – General Adminission
$15 – 13 -18 years old
$8 – 5 – 12 years old

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Tomte is an intimate shadow puppet performance adapted from “The Tomten” by Astrid Lindgren and the poem by Victor Rydberg. A Tomte is a Swedish gnome, a quiet and unseen caretaker who watches over the lives of humans and animals. On a cold winter night on a snow covered farm, Tomte teaches us about the importance of kindness and looking after living things.

Tom Lee is a puppeteer, director and designer. He appeared in War Horse on Broadway and in Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Te Wheke by Atamira Dance Company
Friday, April 14, 2023 • 7:30 P.M.
Leeward Theatre, University of Hawai‘i Leeward Community College

$35 – Adult
$25 – Senior citizens (62+), College Students
$15 – Youth (17 & under), UH Manoa Students

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Te Wheke is a work of legacy and succession commemorating the 21 years of creative existence of Atamira Dance Company.

Te Wheke refers to the Octopus, a guardian on the journey from past into future, activating healing in the now. Created in collaboration by 8 leading Māori choreographic practitioners & embodied by 8 dancers, the dimensions of human experience, each symbolised by the tentacles of the mighty Te Wheke, are explored through a Māōri knowledge base.

Atamira Dance Company is the leading creator and presenter of Māori contemporary dance theatre from Aotearoa New Zealand. The work embodies a unique artistic landscape shaped by the cultural identity of our people and their stories. We are driven by choreographic and design excellence in an ever-expanding repertoire of local and cross-cultural dance works.

This engagement of Atamira Dance Company is made possible in part through the Performing Arts Global Exchange program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts with assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C. https://www.midatlanticarts.org/

The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts has also provided support for this program.

The following are images and videos of artists who performed earlier in our 2022-2023 season.