Upcoming Events

The APDF proudly features performances by international and local guest artists as well as events and lectures open to the public.

All tickets available online or call 808.956.8246

 


 

Living the Art of Hula

Thursday, July 27th, 2017 | 7:30pm
Kennedy Theatre

An enlightening evening of performance and conversation with key figures in the Hula community. Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang will host a “hula talk story” about Hapa Haole Hula.  Joining him in the discussion and showcasing of hula of the time will be hula dancers Leimomi Maldonado, Kanoe Miller and their groups along with radio personality and creator of Territorial Air Waves, Harry Soria, Jr.

For more information on all our programs, please see our Viewer’s Guide.

 

 


 

 

Local Motion! Talk Story: A Pre-show Conversation

Sunday, July 30th, 2017 | 1:15pm
Kennedy Theatre

An informal conversation about  kumiwudui and what is happening in Okinawa today with comments by:

Kathy Foley, Professor of Theatre Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz

Nobuko Ochner, retired Associate Professor in Japanese, University of Hawai‘i at Ma¯noa

Etsuko Higa, Lecturer, Okinawa Prefectural University of the Arts

Kimiko Ohtani, Chancellor, Soai Gakuen, Japan

For more information on all our programs, please see our Viewer’s Guide.

 


 

Local Motion!

Jimpu Kai USA Kin Ryosho Ryukyu Geino Kenkyusho, Hawaii Shibu

Du usami: The Journey

Sunday, July 30th, 2017 | 2:00pm
Kennedy Theatre

Jimpu Kai USA invites you to celebrate its 40th anniversary with Du usami: The Journey, a voyage into the heart of Okinawa’s artistic traditions. Guided by Artistic Director Cheryl Yoshie Nakasone, Du usami: The Journey features a transformative, magical array of Okinawan dance, music, and kumiwudui, the classical dance-drama of the Ryukyu kingdom.

For more information on all our programs, please see our Viewer’s Guide.

 

 


 

Welcoming Ceremony

Friday, August 4, 2017 | 6:00pm
East-West Center Friendship Circle

An important element of the Festival where we invoke dance, music, and ceremony to welcome our guest artists and visiting companies.

FREE

For more information on all our programs, please see our Viewer’s Guide.

 


 

Talk Story: A Pre-show Conversation

Saturday, August 5th, 2017 | 6:45pm
Kennedy Theatre

An opportunity to engage in conversation with our resident dance critics, Sal Murgiyanto (Indonesia) and Lisa Kraus (USA), discussing dance forms and topics to be seen in the performance.

FREE

For more information on all our programs, please see our Viewer’s Guide.

 


 

Ike Hana I
Ike Hana I + Culinary Celebration

Saturday, August 5th, 2017
Kennedy Theatre

7:30pm | The first of two finale concerts featuring our resident guest artists: Ka Pa Hula O Kauanoe O Waahila under the direction of Kumu Hula Maelia Loebenstein Carter, Kanokupolu Dancers, dancers of Tonga under the direction of Cotton Robusta Siale and  guidance of Her Majesty Queen Nanasipauu, and Korea National University of Arts (K-ARTS).

+ Culinary Celebration
CULINARY CELEBRATION SOLD OUT
Tickets for Ike Hana I still available

5:00pm | Join us before the Ike Hana I concert for an evening honoring food and culture throughout Asia and the Pacific featuring the delicious creations of local chefs, including dishes from Chef Lee Anne Wong, Mark Noguchi, Hide Sakurai and others. Must be purchased in combination with an Ike Hana I concert ticket.

For more information on all our programs, please see our Viewer’s Guide.

IKE HANA I IKE HANA I + CULINARY CELEBRATION

 


 

Talk Story: A Pre-show Conversation

Sunday, August 6th, 2017 | 1:15pm
Kennedy Theatre

An opportunity to engage in conversation with our resident dance critics, Sal Murgiyanto (Indonesia) and Lisa Kraus (USA), discussing dance forms and topics to be seen in the performance.

FREE

For more information on all our programs, please see our Viewer’s Guide.

 


 

Ike Hana II

Sunday, August 6th, 2017 | 2:00pm
Kennedy Theatre

The second of two finale concerts featuring a different program from our resident guest artists: Ka Pa Hula O Kauanoe O Waahila under the direction of Kumu Hula Maelia Loebenstein Carter, Kanokupolu Dancers, dancers of Tonga under the direction of Cotton Robusta Siale and  guidance of Her Majesty Queen Nanasipauu, and Korea National University of Arts (K-ARTS).

For more information on all our programs, please see our Viewer’s Guide.

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Talk Story: A Post-show Conversation

Sunday, August 6th, 2017 | 4:45pm
Kennedy Theatre

An opportunity to engage in conversation with our resident company directors and dance critics, discussing how and why they do what they do.

FREE

For more information on all our programs, please see our Viewer’s Guide.