Capitol Modern: The Hawaii State Art Museum

Pau Hana Artist Talk: Prince Dance Company

Mar 31, 2023 • 6:00 PM

8:00 PM

Free, family-friendly evening of art and dance at HiSAM! Featuring a special performance by Prince Dance Company, followed by a Q&A and discussion. My Empty Body is Full of Stars revolves around the interplay and wonder of the body and its relationship with our universe and the evolution of matter in the Cosmos. Galactic scale physical processes are played out on the physical form through dance composition performed by the Prince Dance Company dancers. The space is transformed into a galaxy of movement to an original score composed by Big Empty Field, direction by Angel Prince, choreography by Ms. Prince and the dancers, astronomic concepts by advisors Jean-Charles Cuillandre and Andrea Petric, and text by Jonathan Sypert and Shiloh Goodin.

About the Artists

Prince Dance Company

The mission of Prince Dance Company is to enrich the lives of the people of Hawai‘i and the world by creating thought-provoking theatrical dance works which challenge and inspire its audiences, and by ensuring all keiki/youth who want to learn and perform in the performing arts have the opportunity.

Prince Dance Company (PDC) is inspired by environmental and social issues to create and produce full-length works for the stage, and shorter, site-specific works that exemplify the best of contemporary dance—physical, dynamic, and thought-provoking in its delivery. Collaborations between the company and experts from fields as diverse as astronomy to ecology, local schools, to other Hawai‘i artists, allow the works to speak on many levels and cover a broad range of subjects not only meaningful to Hawai‘i but also to communities across the globe. Prince Dance Company also raises money for scholarships and produces shows for a performing arts school in Waimea, which trains over 200 Hawai‘i youth each year in many forms of performing arts including dancing, singing, trapeze, aerial silks, and acting.

Prince Dance Company fulfills its mission of creating thought-provoking theatrical dance works that challenge and inspire, audiences by following three core beliefs:

  • Pursuit of Excellence in everything we do, from hiring excellent performers, choosing and collaborating with outstanding partners, and managing our resources with the utmost care.
  • Embrace our Hawai‘i kuleana (responsibility based upon relationship) by ensuring we choose themes for our productions that resonate in Hawai‘i, actively work to include the tapestry of cultures represented in the people of Hawai‘i in our shows and education programs, and give back to our Hawai‘i home through education and outreach activities.
  • Push Boundaries in our performing art by choosing topics that help our community to grow in art appreciation and its connection to the world and producing contemporary dance that is physical, dynamic, and thought-provoking in its delivery.

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