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Dancing Inside the Box – Voting

Ballet Hawaii is pleased to present our new series, Dancing Inside the Box. We have missed being in the studio these past few months. So much of what we do as artists has become modified by having to dance at home. Our Dancing Inside the Box series gives students the opportunity to create dance designed in their own space and helps them to develop their own unique artistic voice. Each of our dancers was paired with a faculty mentor, with whom they met virtually to choreograph and rehearse their pieces. We invite you to join us in a contest to title their work!

 

 

We greatly appreciate all of your support, especially during these uncertain times.  Your donations help us to continue producing projects like Dancing Inside the Box, keeping our dancers engaged and energized during this pandemic.

 

 

If you need to re-watch any of the videos, please do so HERE.

Shiina Tsuchiya

Shiina Tsuchiya

“Creating this short dance with Ms. Christine at home through Zoom during this unusual time was really enjoyable. I think the reason why it was so fun is because of how different and new this opportunity was for me and everyone. I had no idea what to expect at first but I just went along and had fun with it.”

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Christina Kipi

Christina Kipi

“This piece is about me taking a break from my work to fantasize about dance.”

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Johanna Doyle

Johanna Doyle

“When I saw this pavilion, I fell in love with it as a setting for ballet. It is so beautiful and peaceful. It just made me happy to dance. This project gave me an opportunity to dance somewhere else besides the studio which is important as a dancer to be able to adjust yourself to the place you have to perform. I’m so thankful to have been apart of this project because it gave me motivation. It inspired me to think outside the box and create work despite being restricted during this pandemic.”

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Emma Baynes

Emma Baynes

“I created this choreography to give hope during this time. At the beginning of this piece, I tried to portray being stuck and hopeless like many are during the pandemic. Then later on, I show myself “breaking through” and finding hope. My desire is that my dance gives hope and inspiration to many.”

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Jadyn Pang

Jadyn Pang

“I specifically enjoyed this choreographic process as it helped me discover new movements, shapes, and elements that I could incorporate into my dance. From working on this piece, I learned that minimalistic, simple movements can actually be very impactful, and not all of the music needs to be filled with choreography. Ironically, the small, confined area that I had to work with assisted me in stepping outside my comfort zone and thinking outside the box.”

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Harper & Janie Okamoto

Harper & Janie Okamoto

“Choreographing in a confined space with one person is difficult enough as it is, so creating a piece in this space with two people was very challenging for us. We’ve also never done a duet together, surprisingly, so this process allowed us to explore that dynamic and learn about our individual dance styles. It was fun collaborating with Ms. Christine as well, her contemporary choreography is something we both enjoy performing so we’re grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her on this.”

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Aria Green

Aria Green

“I sometimes have trouble communicating my feelings and being truly vulnerable with people. Dance has become my way of combatting that, and is how I come to understand and express the good and bad. I tried to capture that process of working through those kinds of difficult, conflicting emotions with this piece. Learning how to process grief and hardship has become especially relevant to me and many others in these times.”

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Contest:

Beginning Monday, July 20-July 26, we will release one video each day of our dancers’ work. We would love your help in developing a title for each of them.

 

Details:
To enter the contest, please share your title suggestion in the video’s comment box on Facebook. Entries must be submitted by 8:00pm HST on July 27th. Each dancer, in partnership with their mentor, will choose their 3 favorite title suggestions. Voting will open for the final selection of each title at 8:00am HST on July 29th. Voting will remain open until 12:00am HST on August 1.

 

Prizes:
Each winner may choose one item from the following list as their prize –

  • Ballet Hawaii T-shirt
  • 1 Free Class with Ballet Hawaii
  • $15 shopping credit to the Ballet Hawaii Boutique

 

Winners:
The 7 winners will be announced on Facebook and the Ballet Hawaii website on August 1