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Hawaii Prep and Prince Dance Institute present “Disposable Nation” May 13-14


WAIMEA, Island of Hawaii—“Disposable Nation,” a multimedia dance performance created and choreographed by Angel Prince, will be presented at Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s Gates Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on May 13 and 14. Tickets, which only are available at the door, are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and $5 for children under 5.

“Disposable Nation” is a story of American culture and its effect on our environment. The show, which features 75 dancers from around the island, ages four to adult, follows America’s evolution from primitive times to present day. Dancers from HPA and Prince Dance Institute will perform pieces danced in a contemporary style to a wide variety of music, from Tom Waits to The Kronos Quartet. Original music by local musician Hualalai will be performed live during the show; a video created by local artist Nick Kato also will be presented. Emily Leucht and April Graves created the costumes for the performance from recycled fabrics and materials.

Prince, director of Prince Dance and a teacher at HPA, created the show as a reaction to the current environmental and political environment.“ This show is a reflection of what I see in America today,” she said. “We are at a crossroads and we have a choice to continue on the path of consumption and environmental disaster, or to change our ways by being conscious of our habits and taking care of the planet and each other.”

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