Ballet Hawaii | Mana Wahine by Okareka Dance Company
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Mana Wahine by Okareka Dance Company

Ballet Hawaii and Tim Bostock Productions Presents



Okareka Dance Company

Fri. October 27, 2017  |   7:30 pm    |   Blaisdell Concert Hall


XXWomen’s power, authority, culture, energies and essence, is celebrated in acclaimed Okareka Dance Company’s, Mana Wahine. This courageous performance enlivened by five dancers, fuses choreography, music, tikanga Maori and performance practices.

Mana Wahine is influenced by the true story of Te Aokapurangi, a young maiden from Rotorua who was captured in battle by a tribe from the Far North. Many years later she returned and single handily saved her people from slaughter. The story of Te Aokapurangi has been the pivotal inspiration behind this performance.

Her courage, determination and fearlessness fuels the choreographic style explored in this exciting show.

Don’t miss what has been described as one of the best dance performances you have seen in years.

“Strong, powerful, spiritual, beautiful, courageous Mana Wahine”

“Mana Wahine is an absolutely gorgeous work to watch, and it’s one that lingers long afterwards”


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Promo Video of Mana Wahine
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Interview with Okarekas favorite Mana Wahine
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Supported by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts
 This performance is part of a statewide tour organized in conjunction with the Performing Arts Presenters of Hawaii (PAPH).


Kahilu Theatre Foundation Oct. 22

University of Hawaii, Hilo Oct. 24

Maui Arts and Cultural Center Oct. 26