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‘In the Time of Corona’ features Maui musicians and artists

By Staff | Aug 20, 2021

“We are thrilled to return to ProArts Playhouse,” said Robert Pollock, executive Director of Ebb & Flow Arts. “We will offer our signature multimedia experiments and reintroduce Maui audiences to our work.”

KEOKEA — Ebb & Flow Arts will present its first public events since the pandemic began on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. and a repeat show on Sunday, Aug. 29, at 3 p.m.

Admission is free. Contact ProArts Playhouse to register for each event.

“In the Time of Corona” is a multimedia show that features works commissioned by Ebb & Flow Arts: a work by Peter Swanzy of Makawao for video, audio and piano; “Covid Dreams,” a music video by Michael Takemoto of Kula and Robert Wehrman of Honolulu; and a new film by Lee Michael Walczuk of Mountain View on Hawaii Island.

Audience members will see a video of pianist Adam Tendler brilliantly performing “Corona” by Toru Takemitsu.

Other works include “Flowers,” short piano pieces performed live by Robert Pollock of Kula, inspired by recent paintings of flowers by Kula resident Esther Pollock-Jongeneelen.

Wassily Kandinsky, the great Russian abstract painter, devised these multimedia experiments. The seated audience experiences common ground between music, painting and dance. They get to choose which painting (of four) the dancer moves to based on music improvisation inspired by one painting only the musicians see.

Participating Maui artists include painters Martha Woodbury, Michael Takemoto and Tony Walhom; percussionist Paul Marchetti; flutist/saxophonist John Zangrando; and dancer Lisa Buell.

Finally, a special exhibit will greet audience members as they enter the lobby of ProArts Playhouse. Included will be photos by Tony Novak-Clifford and Andy Behrlie; paintings by Tony Walholm, Esther Pollock-Jongeneelen and Michael Takemoto; and a poem by Lollie Groth.

For more information, visit www.ebbandflowarts.org or call (808) 876-1854.