Ko'Olau (A True Story of Kaua'i)

The Chocolate Factory
5-49 49th Ave, New York, NY 11101
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Tom Lee presents the tale of Kaluaiko'olau, a Hawaiian who defied authority to live and die on his own terms. With text based on the words of Kaluaiko'olau's wife, Pi'ilani, who followed him to Kalalau, a beautiful and remote valley on Kaua'i, the piece is told with kuruma-ningyo style puppets (Japanese wheeled puppet theatre), shadow puppetry and animation designed by Tom Lee. Supported in part by a Jim Henson Foundation Seed Grant.

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