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Seabury Hall's Creative Arts Center turns 10

Bryan Berkowitz

Maui’s Seabury Hall is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its ʻAʻaliʻikūhonua Creative Arts Center. As part of the festivities, seven performing arts professionals who live as far away as New York City and as close as Kula, are visiting the campus.

The Conversation sat down with a couple of them to talk about their memories of the performing arts at Seabury.

They include:

  • Harpist and vocalist Molly Bauckham, class of 1993 who's based in Seattle. She has recorded an Irish folk album and last year played harp while performing Shakespeare in the park. She’ll be performing a medley of Shakespeare she’s set to music and performing “By My Side” with current students.
  • Teacher and choreographer Amelia Nelson Couture, class of 2002. She studied dance on the continent but returned to work in Hawaiʻi. She'll be doing an acrobatic, aerial dance on rope, and she’s collaborating with visual artists Izzy Farwig ('23) and Elena Parente ('24), who are designing Amelia’s costume.
  • David Ward, Seabury Hall’s Director of Dance. He’s been with the school for over three decades and is very proud to see working professionals share their talents with the next generation of budding artists. Collaborative workshops and rehearsals culminate in two performances this weekend.

PAST/FORWARD takes place this weekend, Sept. 23 and 24. More information can be found at seaburyhall.org.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Sept. 19, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Lillian Tsang is the senior producer of The Conversation. She has been part of the talk show team since it first aired in 2011. Contact her at ltsang@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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