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WCC theatre students set to test their skills abroad

WCC theatre students set to test their skills abroad

  This summer, WCC is offering a two-week intensive study abroad experience in the United Kingdom (UK) for theatre students. The first week will be in London where students will take workshops at the East 15 Acting School that focus on Acting, Voice, Movement and Shakespeare in Performance. The students […]

A piece by Erin Gabrielle Lenchanko invites patrons to touch and feel art - Darryl Kaneyuki

Exhibit offers opportunities to interact with art

I Don’t Know How I Feel But I Feel You” was an exhibition exploring the human connection through audio, visual and interactive art curated by local artist Maxfield Smith. It was on display at Gallery ‘Iolani from April 7 to May 2. Over the 25 years that Toni Martin has […]

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The Monkey King cast poses after a performance at WCC’s Paliku Theatre - Courtesy of Nick Logue

Ancient Chinese folklore leaves magical impression

  Last month, Palikū Theatre presented The Monkey King: Wreaking Havoc in the Dragon’s Palace. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West, the production was performed by WCC’s THEA 260 students (some performing for the first time) and accompanied by a live band of musicians. […]

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A replica of the Hokule‘a and other Polynesian voyaging art pieces were on display at Gallery ‘Iolani from January 29 to March 5 –Darryl Kaneyuki

Ancestral Polynesian wayfinding finds its way to Gallery ‘Iolani

  While Disney’s recent movie Moana introduced the world to Polynesian wayfinding, the recent “Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding” exhibition at Gallery ‘Iolani broke down the methods of transportation Polynesians used to cross the ocean without the use of instruments. Those methods included utilizing environmental information provided by the ocean, […]

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Valentine’s Day stems from a complex past

  Every February 14 brings an abundance of chocolates, roses and glittery cards. But Valentine’s Day wasn’t always about dinner dates and tokens of affection. The holiday dates back to the ancient Roman festival Lupercalia, a celebration that took place from February 13 to February 15 in which shepherds sought […]

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Theatre: A Safe and Special Place?

Theatre: A Safe and Special Place?

  Recently, President-elect Donald Trump demanded that a cast of actors apologize to Vice President-elect Mike Pence over comments they made enjoining him to fight for the inalienable rights of all Americans. Trump said: “The Theater must always be a safe and special place. The cast of Hamilton was very […]

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Hawai'i State Film Commissioner Donnie Dawson –Cynthia Lee Sinclair

Film industry offers job opportunities for students

  An interview with the Hawai’i State Film Commisioner   Hawai‘i State Film Commissioner Donne Dawson works tirelessly to protect sacred lands while opening up avenues for filming. With sparkly eyes and a bright smile, she says not a day goes by when problems do not arise that she needs […]

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