Perform in English and Hoike in Hawaiian Language. Sit in English and Noho in Hawaiian Language. Release in English and Hookuu in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Haa in Hawaiian Language. Hide in English and Pee in Hawaiian Language. Memorize in English and Hoopaanaau in Hawaiian Language. Touch in English and Hoopa in Hawaiian Language. Sing in English and Mele in Hawaiian Language. Appear in English and Oili in Hawaiian Language. Dive in English and Luu in Hawaiian Language. Crawl in English and Kolo in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Hula in Hawaiian Language. Balance in English and Kaulike in Hawaiian Language. Bellow in English and Kuo in Hawaiian Language. Breathe in English and Hanu in Hawaiian Language. Extend in English and Hoonui in Hawaiian Language. Embrace in English and Puliki in Hawaiian Language. Flinch in English and Kuemi in Hawaiian Language. Sit in English and Noho in Hawaiian Language. Release in English and Hookuu in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Haa in Hawaiian Language.
Hide in English and Pee in Hawaiian Language. Memorize in English and Hoopaanaau in Hawaiian Language. Touch in English and Hoopa in Hawaiian Language. Sing in English and Mele in Hawaiian Language. Appear in English and Oili in Hawaiian Language. Dive in English and Luu in Hawaiian Language. Crawl in English and Kolo in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Hula in Hawaiian Language. Balance in English and Kaulike in Hawaiian Language. Bellow in English and Kuo in Hawaiian Language. Breathe in English and Hanu in Hawaiian Language. Extend in English and Hoonui in Hawaiian Language. Embrace in English and Puliki in Hawaiian Language. Flinch in English and Kuemi in Hawaiian Language.

Performance Studies

This webpage is pending revision: UHM TheatreĀ + Dance is currently evaluating and modifying its offerings and practices in order to better support anti-racist theatre and dance education. Changes coming soon!

Performance Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, though situated within the Department of Theatre and Dance, is a hybrid program that intersects with other UHM departments as regards course offerings as well as research and artistic collaboration. The Performance Studies curriculum draws from various established fields within the Department of Theatre and Dance (Asian Theatre, Hawaiian Theatre, Dance, Digital Media, Performance Theory, World Dance and Theatre forms) as well as from other UHM programs such as the Academy of Creative Media, Anthropology, Art, Communicology, Ethnomusicology, and Philosophy (to name only a few).

The rise of performance-inflected vocabulary across academic disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences is strongly related to an increasingly wide-spread appreciation for border-crossings, processes, improvisations, contingencies, multiple identities, and the embodied nature of fieldwork and research. Working at the intersections of theory and practice, media and the body, tradition and innovation, the local and the global, the Performance Studies program at UHM is anchored in its geographic location in the mid-Pacific.
At the graduate degree level we offer an MA in Dance (Performance Studies), MA in Theatre (Performance Studies) as well as a PhD in Theatre (Performance Studies).