Media release | Volcano Art Center
Volcano Art Center is hosting a fundraiser this Sunday May 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Niaulani Campus to help support the people of Japan that were stricken by devastating earthquake and tsunami recently. “It is going to be a night of celebration of sound and dance and a night to showcase the “Aloha Spirit” of the Big Island” stated Concerts Coordinator David Wallerstein.
The event is called Nature Shock and will feature a movie that will take you on a journey to one of the most famous Shinto Shrines and its incredible man-made forest in the center of Tokyo, Japan. This is made possible by the outstanding work of nature sound artist and movie producer Joe Okuda. Joe’s projects were conceived from his feelings of desperation to capture and preserve the sounds and sights of nature in our environment that is constantly threatened by extinction and to bring forth environmental awareness to all. The evening will also feature Volcano resident and dancer Shizuno Nasu. Born in Osaka she began her classical ballet training at age three. She has studied old Japanese mythological dances and undertook a multi-year pilgrimage, performing in every prefecture of Japan, and deepening within her the skill and spirit of Mai, the dance. The evening will also feature Shiho Watanabe on Koto. Shiho, a graduate of Gunma Prefecture’s Fine Arts College, has an associate teachers certificate from Miyagi’s Koto Music School and currently teaches Koto in Hilo.
The event is a fundraiser for the victims of the earthquake in Japan and all proceeds from this performance will go to the people of Japan. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased by calling 808-967-8222 or by going online at www.volcanoartcenter.org. Tickets can also be purchased the night of the performance at Niaulani Campus one hour before the performance, but seating is limited.
If you would like to make a donation but can not attend we ask that you send a check to:
Volcano Art Center
Attn: Help Japan
P.O. Box 129
Volcano, HI 96785
Volcano Art Center is a 501©3 nonprofit educational organization created in 1974. VAC promotes, develops, and perpetuates the artistic, cultural and environmental heritage of Hawai`i through the arts and education.