Return of the Carnival of Exotic Mayhem

Saturday, September 24 from 7pm to 11pm, local non-profit dance company Prince Dance Theatre is hosting Return to the Carnival of Exotic Mayhem, a fundraising dance party on the stage at Kahilu Theatre.

Even bigger than last year, the fundraiser will feature crazy costumes, video projections, magic, fire dancers, go-go dancers, aerialists, dance and cabaret performances from members of the company, and more, while DJ Danny Waddell serves up the best in body rocking dance music all night long in a wild and carnival like setting.

exotic-mayhemSavory treats from the Blue Dragon’s Dragon Wagon and chocolate confections from Cocoa Le’a will be available for purchase and there will be beverages for sale at the Kahilu Theatre bar.

Prince Dance Theatre is raising funds to aid in the creation of its newest work Black Matter, a collaborative effort between Artistic Director Angel Prince and Jean-Charles Cuillandre from Canada France Hawaii. Black Matter aims to be both an informative and an entertaining dance theatre piece on the topic of space and dark matter, and will also have an outreach component to it in which the company and astronomer will go into local schools to present the work in an imaginative and educational manner for students. A new evening length work created for theatres is set to premier in the spring of 2017.

exotic-mayhem-2Return to the Carnival of Exotic Mayhem is an all ages event and attendees are encouraged to dress up in fun carnival gear and join in on the mayhem. Get ready for an unforgettable night with Prince Dance Theatre at Kahilu Theatre!

Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for under twelve, and $100 for the VIP package, which includes 2 beverage tickets, 1 food ticket, 5 prize giveaway tickets and dancer escorted entrance to VIP areas. Tickets are available at www.princedance.org or by calling Noelani at 808.854.6646

Hokulea Spreading the Malama Honua Message at the 2016 Our Ocean Conference

To Malama Honua is to take care and protect all that makes up our planet. From the lands to the seas to perpetuating indigenous cultures across the globe, Hokulea’s historic Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage connects communities and countries through stories of hope and wisdom-utilizing these different perspectives as a guiding force to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Nainoa Thompson, president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and master navigator of Hokulea shared his vision of Malama Honua at this year’s 2016 Our Ocean Conference, hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

our-ocean-nainoaWith a special connection to the sea, Thompson was chosen to speak among prominent influencers and leaders to help explore and understand the importance of conserving the ocean. The Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage has been inspiring collective actions from different organizations around the world-many of which are starting in Hawaiʻi, as Governor David Ige announced Hawaiʻi’s commitment to manage 30 percent of Hawaiʻi’s nearshore waters by 2030 during the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress.

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“It was an honor to provide a voice for Hawaii and the Pacific at this important conference focused on ocean protection,” said Nainoa Thompson, president, Polynesian Voyaging Society. “Being in the room and hearing the actions being taken by these great ‘navigators’ makes me hopeful that the world will get back on the right course with a sail plan for a sustainable ocean and future for our children.”

The ocean is a vital resource to sustain all life on Earth. The Our Ocean Conference brings together many of the world’s environmental activists, and higher-level government leaders to catalyze actions in order to protect our ocean from pollution, climate-related impacts, and unsustainable and illegal fishing.

our-ocean-obamaSeveral speakers of the 2016 Our Ocean Conference included President of the United States, Barack Obama; Actor and Environmental Activists, Leonardo DiCaprio; and U.S. Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii-all who hope to empower and create a movement for generations to follow.

The 2016 Our Ocean Conference was held in Washington D.C.from September 15 to September 16, 2016.