EWC Art Program events; unless noted, all are free, open to the public, and held at the East-West Center Gallery at John A. Burns Hall.

Sunday, February 5, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Illustrated Talk: “Developing Yangon Echoes” by visiting curators Virginia Henderson and Tim Webster.

Sunday, February 26, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Illustrated Talk: “Myanmar Political Transition” by Miemie Winn Byrd, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

Sunday, March 19, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Illustrated Talk: “The Role of Women in Myanmar Culture” by Miemie Winn Byrd, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies


Discover Kyogen
Imin Center-Jefferson Hall, East-West Center

Sunday, March 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

The first in a new series of public performance-demonstrations, this program will be part explanation and part demonstration of the art of Kyogen, Japan’s signature comic theatre form. Featuring acclaimed Kyoto-based actor Doji Shigeyama with University of Hawaii Theatre students.

Populated by wily servants, self-important lords, tricksters, very human deities, and larger than life characters, the Japanese medieval comedy form of Kyogen is just as accessible to today’s audience as it was 600 years ago. Like other comedy genres, which bring much needed laughter into our lives, Kyogen has also long been a gently effective way of delivering political and social criticism. Guest Kyogen Master Doji Shigeyama will provide an up close and personal Kyogen primer sharing behind-the-scenes stories about the training of a professional Kyogen performer, as well as the training of UHM students in preparation for the April 2017 Kyogen production, POWER AND FOLLY: Japanese Satire for the 21st Century. Come discover the process of adapting text and performance from Japanese to English, enjoy select scenes from the upcoming plays, and learn to laugh as you never have before.

Myanmar Marionette Theatre
UH Mānoa Orvis Auditorium

Saturday, April 1, 4:00–5:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 2, 4:00–5:30 p.m.

The Myanmar Marionette Theatre is at the forefront of restoring the enchanting 18th c. Burmese puppet tradition and developing a new generation of artists and audiences. Suitable for children and adults, the performance will showcase puppeteers accompanied by live traditional music.

Sunday, April 23, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Illustrated Talk: “Hawai‘i-Myanmar K-12 Education Partnerships” by:
Karen Knudsen, Director of East-West Center External Affairs,
Jeremiah Brown, ESL Coordinator, Waipahu High School,
Sean Hamamura, Special Education Teacher/Language Arts, Mililani High School, and
Gerry Kolbeck, Technology Coordinator, Lunalilo Elementary School

Sunday, May 7, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Film: “Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country” is a 2008 documentary film directed by Anders Ostergaard.
It follows the Saffron Revolution against the military regime in Burma.

Sunday, May 21, 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Talk: “Strategic Importance of Myanmar” by:
Colonel (retired) William Dickey, former U.S. Defense Attaché in Myanmar and
Miemie Winn Byrd, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

East-West Center Gallery
John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road
(corner Dole St. & East-West Rd.)

Gallery admission is free.

Hours: Open Weekdays 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Sundays Noon–4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays, Feb. 20, Apr. 16, May 29

Parking on the UH-Mānoa campus is normally free and ample on Sundays.

Free school & group tours available

For further information: 944-7177