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E aha ‘ia ana ‘o Mauna Kea

Prepare to be mesmerized by the world premiere of E aha ‘ia ana ‘o Mauna Kea, a groundbreaking performance that weaves together Hawaiian mo‘ōlelo (stories), contemporary dance, and music in a captivating portrayal of the snow goddess Poli‘ahu. This unique artistic journey, presented by the Kanaka Maoli Juilliard-trained composer, pianist, māhū drag artist, and cultural practitioner T.J. Keanu Tario, also known as Laritza Labouche, promises to take audiences on a transformative voyage through culture, history, and emotion.

This performance is more than just entertainment; it’s a celebration of Hawaiian heritage and resilience. With echoes of the protect Mauna Kea and Aloha ‘āina movements, E aha ‘ia ana ‘o Mauna Kea honors the land and its stories. The performance shines a light on māhū perspectives, adding a powerful layer of identity and cultural exploration.

E aha ‘ia ana ‘o Mauna Kea is a transformative journey that melds tradition and modernity. By fusing mo‘ōlelo with contemporary expressions, Tario creates an immersive experience that encapsulates the heart of Hawaiian culture and the ongoing pursuit of cultural preservation.

Purchase tickets online or call the Leeward Theatre box office at (808) 455-0385 open 10-2 Monday Through Friday.

Follow E aha ‘ia ana ‘o Mauna Kea on social media:

– Facebook: LeewardTheatre
– Instagram: @ltheatre
– Hashtag: #LeewardTheatre50 #KanakaMaoli #MaunaKea

E aha ‘ia ana ‘o Mauna Kea is made possible by the Native Arts & Culture Fund and the Map Fund.


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Nov 04 2023


7:30 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 05 2023
  • Time: 1:30 am

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Leeward Theatre
96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, HI 96782


Elisa Olson
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