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Pele and Kamapua’a
Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 7:00PM
First Floor Theatre
74A East 4th Street
(btwn Bowery & 2nd Ave)
The First Floor Theatre is located on East 4th Street between Bowery and Second Avenue.
F Train to Second Ave; N/R Trains to 8th Street; 6 Train to Astor Place
Melding ancient Japanese Kuruma Ningyo puppetry with Hula Ki’i, the indigenous puppet folklore of Hawaii, Japanese artist Kiku Sakai brings a much anticipated workshop production of the story of Pele and Kamapua’a to the world renowned La MaMa Experimental Theatre for one night only. This light-hearted prequel to her much anticipated opus Pele and Hi’iaka demonstrates the cultural pluralism of this unique artist. Sakai has merged her two favorite artistic expressions, her love of the historic Kuruma Ningyo puppetry with her second love, that of authentic hula tradition - she is a proud member of the Pua Ali’i ‘Ilima o Nuioka, under the prominent hula master, Vicky Holt Takamine.