Fall 2021 – Spring 2022

School of Pacific and Asian Studies (SPAS) in the Prism Newsletter (Spring 2022)

Demonstration and performance of Kunqu from scenes of the play The Horse Trader’s Tale (Fanma ji) by guest artists and UHM students at the annual conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Honolulu on March 24, 2022.  The play will be performed in the Fall of 2022 at UHM’s Earle Ernst Lab Theatre.

Spring 2021

UHM Theatre Department offered a unique Japanese production, Remotely Kyōgen:  Comedy Under the (virtual) Stars (April 23-24, 30, May 1-2, 2021).  The dramatic art of kyōgen is a genre of traditional Japanese comedy.  Remotely Kyōgen program began with a classic play by professional performers in Japan (recorded earlier and streamed in), and was followed by new and inspired works by UHM students.  Students received training by professional artists in Japan and at UHM.  Attendees far and wide enjoyed the virtual, innovative performances.