The Story of Everything
Kealoha is now touring his newest, biggest, and most ambitious work ever... The Story of Everything. The Story of Everything is a creation story (in epic poem format) that traces our origins from the big bang to now using science, poetry, storytelling, movement, music, visual art, and chanting. Based on multiple knowledge systems. It explores the question “Where do we come from?”
Through this work, made possible through the support of a Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Community Inspiration Award (with additional funding support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Leonard & Rose Freeman Family Fund of the Hawai`i Community Foundation, the Engaging the Senses Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Kalliopeia Foundation), the poet dramatizes explanations for human origin, drawing from sources as diverse and yet interconnected as the Big Bang Theory, disco, physics, biology, Michael Jackson, and the Kumulipo. It explores how various cultural elements and scientific disciplines can be used to approach a question about existence that has challenged humans from the very beginning. Kealoha’s performance traces the beginning of life from simple forms that evolve into complex relationships, and ends with a provocation: “Where do we go from here? What’s next?”
“The Story of Everything” is a multi-media show featuring visual art projections by Solomon Enos, music by Makana, Taimane Gardner, and the Quadraphonix, oli presented by Kau'i Kanaka'ole, and dancing by Jamie Nakama, Jonathan Clarke Sypert, and Lorenzo Acosta in collaboration with Wailana Simcock. This production is co-directed by Cristian "See" Ellauri, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and Harry Wong. This 1 hour and 45 minute performance includes one 15 minute intermission. If you are interested in booking this show, please contact Pasifika Artists Network, LLC; Karen A. Fischer, President; 1-808-283-7007; firstname.lastname@example.org
The next performances of The Story of Everything are on November 1st, 2018 in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the Walton Arts Center and on November 16th, 2018 at the University of Utah, Kingsbury Hall. Visit the upcoming performances page for more details.