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The Genteel Sabai

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Photo Courtesy of Reese Moriyama

Adapted by Musra Dahrizal, directed by Kirstin Pauka, tonight and tomorrow performances at Kennedy Theatre on the University of Hawaii Manoa Campus, this dance performance has been described as one of the most beautiful art forms one can experience. The story: a daughter seeks revenge for the murder of her father in this exciting folk dance-drama. Randai comes from the Minangkabau ethic group in Sumatra, Indonesia, and features beautiful traditional music and singing, martial arts, dance and acting; and its signature pants-slapping percussion! Onstage seating available on a first-come first-serve basis at the performance to all ticket holders. A special “mahalo nui” to guest teachers from Indonesia. Tickets and Showtimes — Feb. 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 8 PM. Feb. 12 at 2 PM. Advance “Super Saver”: $16.00. General Admission: $22.00, Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff: $20.00, Students: $12.00, UHM Students: $5.00 Tickets available at Kennedy Theatre beginning January 23. All service fees included. We all too often take for granted what the East – West Center and UH Manoa provide the public in terms of myriad cultural performances that one rarely gets a chance to experience. There is a pre-show chat with the director, Kirsten Pauka at the Kennedy Theatre lab, open to the public at 7p before tonight’s performance. The East-West Center also provides an exhibit on Minangkabau Processions in connection with this performance of “The Genteel Sabai”. Support the arts. For more info visit

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