Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy

August 25, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus
19-4074 Old Volcano Road
Volcano, HI 96785
Free, although donations are greatly appreciated
Volcano Art Center

An exhibition of imagery from VAC’s Heritage and Archive Program (HAP) focused on VAC’s history of dance. In honor of VAC’s 50th Anniversary year, the exhibition shares iconic photographs by Boone Morrison and other celebrated photographers, spanning from 1974 – 1985. The historical exhibit also features films sharing the innovative spirit of past Volcano Art Center Dance Retreats. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of modern dance on Hawaiʻi Island and highlights the founder of the Dance program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, Earnest T. Morgan (1947-1992).  Both Morgan and Trina Nahm-Mijo, founder of the Dance program at Hawai‘i Community College, started the first modern dance company in the state of Hawaiʻi called “Dance O Hawai‘i” and coordinated summer dance retreats in the creative environment of  Volcano for many years.  The Volcano Art Center is pleased to share these images through its Heritage and Archive Program (HAP), funded in part by the Hawaiʻi State Grant In Aid (GIA) Program. The Exhibit will be on display August 17th – September 8th, Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am -4pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus (19-4074 Old Volcano Rd.) in Volcano Village.  Call (808) 967-8222 for more information.

2 thoughts on “Exhibit: Dancing At The Source! Treasuring the Legacy”

  1. I’m Gregoria Baty SMith, formerly of Dance Theatre Guam. I once invited Trina and Ernest Morgan to perform and give master classes in Guam . Do you happen to have a contact number/email? IS there a photograph you can share of any of them?
    Gregoria Smith, Ph.D.

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