School Outreach

Asia Pacific Arts & Cultural Activities Open to O‘ahu School Groups 2017-2018 Academic Year

The East-West Center is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The EWC Arts Program is excited to offer exhibitions and performance-demonstrations to school groups in 2017-18. Through the visual and performing arts, young audiences are better able to understand, appreciate, and respect the peoples and cultures of the Asia Pacific region.

All of the following exhibitions and performance demonstrations are FREE to K-12 schools. EWC is able to assist with bus transportation, please inquire for details. EWC Arts educational outreach programs connect easily to Hawai‘i school standards. For details visit the EWC Arts Program website at http://arts.eastwestcenter.org/outreach.

The EWC Gallery is located at 1601 East-West Road (corner of Dole Street and East-West Road), adjacent to the UH-Mānoa campus; performances are held at various locations. For further information or to schedule a program, please contact: Annie Reynolds, (808)944-7341, arts_outreach@eastwestcenter.org.

Click here to download a PDF file of the 2017-2018


RESERVE SEATS FOR YOUR STUDENTS TO ATTEND THIS PERFORMANCE-DEMONSTRATION!

Date: Monday, November 6, 2017

Two programs: 9:00-10:00 & 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Doris Duke Theatre at Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. * Best for grades 3-12

Based in Brooklyn, New York, Brooklyn Raga Massive visits Hawai‘i for the first time to present both traditional and contemporary music. They will highlight the sounds of traditional Indian music (sitar lute, bansuri flute, tabla drums and hammered dulcimer) and this program will include audience participation.


 

SCHEDULE A VISIT TO EAST-WEST CENTER GALLERY!

Oct. 29, 2017—Feb. 11, 2018

UPCOMING EXHIBITION: “Irresistible Resist: The Art of Indian Dyes and Design”

This exhibition will teach your students to appreciate how textiles are made with ancient techniques to this very day.

East-West Center Gallery * Best for grades 3-12 * Weekday group tours available by reservation

 

 


Feb. 25—May 27, 2018

UPCOMING EXHIBITION: “Bhutan: Gross National Happiness”

This gallery exhibition explores the cultural and physical landscapes of this land-locked Himalayan country with its unique outlook on communal happiness rather than economics and Gross National Product.

East-West Center Gallery * Best for grades 3-12 * Weekday group tours available by reservation


RESERVE SEATS FOR YOUR STUDENTS TO ATTEND THIS PERFORMANCE-DEMONSTRATION!

“A Sea of Puppets” performed by Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company

Date: Friday, January 12, 2018

Two programs: 9:00-10:00 & 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Keoni Auditorium, IMIN International Conference Center, 1777 East-West Rd., East-West Center *

Best for grades 3-12

Back by popular demand, “A Sea of Puppets” is a traditional Taiwanese glove puppet show performed on a beautifully carved wooden stage by a professional ensemble from the Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company. The company utilizes refined modern stage techniques in order to effectively present and preserve the tradition. With amazing skill the puppeteers bring the exquisite puppets with embroidered costumes to life. They perform not only delicate gestures, but also exciting fighting scenes and acrobatics. Powered by the virtuosity of the puppet performers and accompanied by live music, the show uses no dialogue and is suitable for all ages.


EAST-WEST CENTER CAMPUS TOUR & MEET STUDENTS FROM AN ASIA PACIFIC COUNTRY

When your students come to visit the East-West Center Gallery or attend a performance-demonstration at East-West Center, please take time to visit the beautiful East-West Center campus including the Japanese Garden and Thai Sala.

Please inquire for more details if you are interested in a guided East-West Center Campus tour or if you would like your students to meet and have a dialogue with a current East-West Center Graduate student from an Asia Pacific country.


BOOK ARTISTS TO PRESENT A PROGRAM ON SITE AT YOUR SCHOOL!

Ongoing Educational Outreach Program Offerings

Invite current East-West graduate students to your school to offer diverse performance-demonstration programs including Okinawan and Persian (Iranian) music. Book a program for Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 today! All of the programs are free.


The East-West Center Arts Program is supported in part by: Barbara B. Smith, Richard H. Cox, Jean E. Rolles, Aqua-Aston Hospitality, Hawai‘i Pacific Rim Society, Jackie Chan Foundation USA, EWC Arts ‘Ohana members, and other generous donors.