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April 24, 25, 26 & May 1, 2, 2020
FRI/SAT at 7:30pm
SUN 4/26 at 2:00pm
KENNEDY THEATRE MAINSTAGE
Annual Dance Concert
Directed by Betsy Fisher
Rise Up! presents dance as a potent expression of social consciousness and features choreography by seminal dance figures Pearl Primus, Donald McKayle, Anna Sokolow, and more. Lewis Allan’s poem about lynchings, “Strange Fruit,” also recorded as a single by Billie Holiday, will be embodied in Primus’ powerful choreography. McKayle’s majestic “I’ve Known Rivers” and Sokolow’s riveting “Steps of Silence” will also take the stage.
The age of Aquarius dawns in part two, with selections from the 1968 Broadway hit, Hair, accompanied by a live rock band with choreography and musical direction by Honolulu’s own Andrew Sakaguchi. Rise Up! shows in colorful, imaginative action, that dance creates powerful and glorious social statements.
$22 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$20 UHAA Members
$8 UH Mānoa Students with valid ID
THROWBACK SATURDAY PRICES (valid for 4/25 show only):
$5 UHM Student with valid UHM ID
Ticket sales will be at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office starting 2 hours before curtain. In light of recent health concerns, if you are feeling unwell, please consider the safety of the other patrons and remain at home to recover. Kennedy Theatre has implemented changes to procedure to increase our disinfection practices, reduce touch-points and increase social distance in consideration of our patrons.