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Ebb & Flow Arts Presents Free Multimedia Performance “In the Time of Corona,” Aug. 28 & 29

August 21, 2021, 12:34 PM HST
* Updated August 24, 3:42 PM
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Ebb & Flow Arts presents its first public events since the pandemic began. They will occur on Saturday, Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m. and a repeat show, Sunday, Aug. 29, 3 p.m. Admission is free.

“In the Time of Corona” is a multimedia show that features world premieres of works commissioned by Ebb & Flow Arts:

  • Content to Breathe” by Peter Swanzy (Makawao) for video, audio and piano;  
  • Covid Dreams,” a music video by Michael Takemoto (Kula) and Robert Wehrman (Honolulu); 
  • Covid Gardens,” a new poem by Lee Michael Walczuk (Mountain View, Hawai’i Island), and
  • A new set of piano pieces, “Flowers,” by Robert Pollock (Kēōkea) inspired by ten water color paintings by Esther Pollock-Jongeneelen (Kula).
  • Audience members will also see a video of pianist Adam Tendler performing “Corona” by Toru Takemitsu.

“We are thrilled to return to ProArts Playhouse,” said Pollock, Executive Director of E&FA. “We will offer our signature multimedia experiments and re-introduce Maui audiences to our work,” he said.

Wassily Kandinsky, the great Russian abstract painter, devised these multimedia experiments. No multimedia groups in the USA, except Ebb & Flow Arts Multimedia group, have implemented this experiment. 

The seated audience experiences common ground between music, painting, and dance. They get to choose which painting of four, the dancer moves to based on music improvisation inspired by one painting that only the musicians see. Participating artists, include painters, Martha Woodbury of Kula, Michael Takemoto of Kula, and Tony Walhom of Pukalani; percussionist Paul Marchetti (Kula), and flutist/saxophonist John Zangrando of Haʻikū. The dancer is Hallie Hunt of Haʻikū.

  • Robert Pollock. Courtesy image.
  • Andy Behrle. Courtesy image.
  • Adam Tendler. Courtesy image.
  • Peter Swanzy. Courtesy image.
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Finally, a special exhibit will greet audience members as they enter the lobby of ProArts Playhouse.  Included in the exhibit will be photos by Tony Novak-Clifford of Haʻikū and Andy Behrle of Hawai’i Island; paintings by Tony Walholm of Pukalani, Esther Pollock-Jongeneelen of Kula, and Michael Takemoto of Kula; and a poem and painting by Lali Groth of Makawao. 

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Contact ProArts Playhouse to register for each event.

Hallie Hunt. PC: courtesy Ebb & Flow Arts
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