Performers will present Balinese dance and music

“Pasupati: Balinese Dance and Music,” a free event, will be presented at the Hana Public & School Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program Finale at 2 p.m. Friday.

Performers I. Made Widana and Anna Reynolds will offer an introduction to Balinese theater, music, puppetry and dance.

In conjunction with the overall theme of “Heroes” for this year’s Summer Reading Programs, Widana and Reynolds will perform stories of the heroes of Balinese culture.

Widana, a professional musician, dancer and composer, is currently a lecturer at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Reynolds, who has a background in Western music, first began performing Balinese dances in 2001 in San Francisco. She has also studied traditional performing arts at the Indonesian Arts Institute in Bali.

The Maui Friends of the Library is sponsoring this 45-minute event that is suitable for ages 5 and older.

Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

The event is a production of the University of Hawaii at Manoa-Outreach College’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program with additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the University of Hawaii.

Contact the library as soon as possible if a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation is needed.

Hana Public & School Library is on the campus of Hana High and Elementary School, 4111 Hana Highway.

For more information, call the library at 248-4848.


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