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Multimedia show to feature short films, a stage composition and dramatic readings

By Staff | Jun 27, 2019

Peter Swanzy’s film “Nalu” will be screened at “Inspired by Nature.”

KIHEI – On Saturday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m., Ebb & Flow Arts will present “Inspired by Nature,” a multimedia show that includes four short films, a stage composition and dramatic readings.

The event will take place at ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Shopping Center at 1280 South Kihei Road.

“Ever since our production in 2005 of ‘Yellow Sound’ by Wassily Kandinsky, we enjoy the challenge of original stage composition,” said Robert Pollock, executive director of E&FA.

“On June 29, we will delve into the ancient yet timely myth ‘Echo and Narcissus.’ “

Featured films will include Carlin Ma’s “Unfolding Presence” (music by Danny Clay), Peter Swanzy’s “Nalu,” Dom Walczuk’s “East Wind” (music by Barry Truax) and Sandra Sprecher’s “Flash.”

Francis Kane will give a dramatic reading of Jean Giono’s “The Man Who Planted Trees” and poems by William S. Merwin. Kane recently performed “The Albatross” — a one-man show — at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center” to wide acclaim.

These films screened on Oahu and the Big Island earlier this season.

Francis Kane will give a dramatic reading of Jean Giono’s “The Man Who Planted Trees” as well as selected poems by William S. Merwin.

E&FA’s Multimedia Group – Tony Walholm, Paul Marchetti, Swanzy, Lisa Buell, Jamy Woodbury and Pollock – will perform an original stage composition based on Ovid’s “Echo and Narcissus.”

Admission is free; donations are accepted.

This event is part of E&FA’s annual multi-day, multi-site, international North South East West Festival 2019.

The festival is produced, in part, with support from the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s Community Enrichment Program, AHS Foundation, John R. Halligan Charitable Fund, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music, Edward T. Cone Foundation, Amphion Foundation, BMI Foundation, Kosasa Family Foundation (ABC Stores), Mayor Arakawa Community Kokua Fund, Vendetti Productions LLC, Amphion Foundation (NYC), and private contributions. Website service is provided by Maui Web Designs.

Ebb & Flow Arts Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit presenter of modern music and multimedia events.

Founded in 1999 by composer and pianist Pollock, it aims to build bridges between the arts and connect artistic expressions and cultures.

E&FA creates a global soundboard and mirror for music and art in Hawaii. It also teaches children how to read and write music with “Scaling Haleakala,” an original curriculum.