THE NATIVES ARE RESTLESS - Nā Lei Hulu

THE NATIVES ARE RESTLESS - Nā Lei Hulu
Patrick Makuakāne and Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu

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Saturday Oct 15, 2016
8:00pm ( doors: 7:30pm )

Sunday Oct 16, 2016
3:00pm ( doors: 2:30pm )

Saturday Oct 22, 2016
8:00pm ( doors: 7:30pm )

Sunday Oct 23, 2016
12:00pm ( doors: 11:30am )

Sunday Oct 23, 2016
3:00pm ( doors: 2:30pm )

Tickets: $15 - $150

The Natives Are Restless is a multimedia reproduction of the iconic show that put this San Francisco dance company on the map twenty years ago—an epic hula drama which tells the story of Western influence on the Hawaiian kingdom in the 19th century—from the arrival of the missionaries, to the oligarchs who overthrew the monarchy, and the native resistance that galvanized an entire nation.

An immersive, captivating and at times disturbing piece of dance theater illustrated through the use of traditional and progressively modern hula, chanting, storytelling, and music. The show speaks to the resilience of Hawaiians as they progress into the future, reclaiming their native identity and culture.

This updated Natives are Restless explores the interlocked issues of imperialism, sovereignty, and occupation in Hawaiʻi and showcases choreographer Patrick Makuakāne’s innovative hula mua style. The two-act theatrical presentation is rich with theatrical moments that thread highly-choreographed segments into a vivid story of past and present-day Hawaiian life.

“This is 21st century hula, ancient dance used to make a post-modern point. It is hula charged with poetic potency.” - Honolulu Magazine

“Bertolt Brecht’s dictum that art is not a mirror but a hammer came to mind at the provocative dance theater piece 'The Natives are Restless’." - Los Angeles Times

Special Shows & Events:

Oct 15

VIP seat for 8pm show followed by a post-perfromance champagne and desert reception with the dancers and director. $90

GALA BENEFIT - Sat | Oct 22 | 5:30pm

Lūʻau and VIP seats. $150

Hawaiian-style lūʻau with delicious food by San Francisco and island chefs, live Hawaiian music, and an exclusive silent auction featuring handcrafted Polynesian art, getaways, and other luxury items. Enjoy the 8pm show from a VIP seat.

*HULA FOR FAMILIES SHOW - Sun | Oct 23 | 12pm

A child-friendly, one-hour show. $15 general admission

Hula is for audiences of all ages! This one-hour show is designed especially for our children and families. Youʻll watch traditional and modern dances. See the colors. Feel the beat. Learn the hula. And celebrate Hawaiʻi!