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Kealoha at the Chan Centre: Win Tickets

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 — 7:31am PDT
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The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC welcomes Hawaii’s first official poet laureate Kealoha on October 3rd as part of the Beyond Words series at the Telus Studio Theatre.

The innovative artist’s one-man show will transport audiences on an exploratory journey of social consciousness as he explores themes of unity. Kealoha will utilize the transformative power of spoken word and movement to present an evening of barrier-breaking, multidisciplinary work.

Kealoha at the Chan Centre

When: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7:30pm
Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (UBC, 6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver)
Tickets: From $20, available online now or by calling (604) 822-2697.

Kealoha - Photo by Ronen ZilbermanArmed with boundless energy, positivity, and a deep-rooted respect for the environment, the Honolulu native brings his provocative art form to Vancouver audiences. His explorations of social and universal themes stem from personal and philosophical stories of his own life. Kealoha’s powerful prose speaks to the complex and challenging narratives of Indigeneity, and is imbued with both sensitivity and urgency.

Vancouver has its own thriving slam poetry scene, and opening the evening’s performance will be a series of five local slam poets: Ivan Leonce, mitcholos touchie, Valeen Jules, Anjalica Solomon, and Santiago Ureña. These five commanding artists will bring their diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives to this intensely personal art form — each performing a short five-minute set before Kealoha takes to the stage.

Win Tickets

The Chan Centre has offered up two tickets for a lucky Miss604 reader to see Kealoha. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Follow The Chan Centre on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more information about upcoming shows.

Update The winner is Brendan Shields!

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  1. Shelley Butcher says:

    I’ve never seen slam poetry before. Sounds interesting.

  2. Donald says:

    I love to hear slam poets.

  3. Brendan Shields says:

    I’ve watched his Ted talk and I’ve heard about him when I was in Maui. Would really like to go and see this.

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  5. Tal says:

    This would be interesting to see

  6. Sophia Lucken says:

    Sounds like a great show!

  7. Sophia says:

    Seems like a really interesting show!

  8. Carm says:

    Witty and young with a male perspective of unity, that’s what my boys are looking for in an artist! We would love to see live poetry at the Chan!

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