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Prince Dance Institute Presents ‘Legends of the Forest’

March 24, 2015, 9:42 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:31 PM
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An upcoming Kahilu Theatre show, “Legends of the Forest,” will feature students from the Prince Dance Institute at Kahilu Theatre. With over 14 dance and acting classes a week, ranging from contemporary to hip-hop and trapeze to musical theatre, the full-scale performance will aim to build awareness to the importance of forests in Hawai’i.

“Legends of the Forest” will be performed on Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, April 19 at 4 p.m. Two shows will also be played for local schools and children on Wednesday, April 15.

“The Living Colors show last year provided a spectacular reminder of the joy of young people performing! This year, we’ve added classes in ballet, adult contemporary dance, and hula – expect about 60 performers from toddler to senior,” said Angel Prince, Director of Prince Dance Institute.

As a new evening-length show, “Legends of the Forest” was created by Prince and other Dance Institute instructors. The performance was molded around the need to raise consciousness of the importance of Hawai’i’s woodlands.

“We need to create a new story about our woodlands. They deserve to have the respect and the awe that the beaches and mountains receive. Our native forested are both vital and inspiring and we hope to represent that in this show,” Prince said.

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Both visually stimulating and full of energy, the performance was choreographed by Angel Prince, Elizabeth McDonald, Grady Sullivan, and Leia Lawrence, and has theatrical scenes by Beth Dunnington. a Hawai’i Preparatory Academy graduate. Nani Anderson will make an appearance in the show as the forest mystic.

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For more information on the Prince Dance Institute, visit the Institute’s website.

Tickets cost $30/$25/$20/$15 and can be purchased online or by calling (808) 885-6868. They can also be purchased at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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