Pau Hana Artist Talk: Prince Dance Company

March 31, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hawaii State Art Museum
250 South Hotel St.
Honolulu HI 96813

About the Event

Free, family-friendly evening of art and dance at HiSAM! Featuring a special performance by Prince Dance Company, followed by a Q&A and discussion.

About the performance: My Empty Body is Full of Stars revolves around the interplay and wonder of the body and its relationship with our universe and the evolution of matter in the Cosmos. Galactic scale physical processes are played out on the physical form through dance composition performed by the Prince Dance Company dancers. The space is transformed into a galaxy of movement to an original score composed by Big Empty Field, direction by Angel Prince, choreography by Ms. Prince and the dancers, astronomic concepts by advisors Jean-Charles Cuillandre and Andrea Petric, and text by Jonathan Sypert and Shiloh Goodin.

About the Artists

The mission of Prince Dance Company is to enrich the lives of the people of Hawai‘i and the world by creating thought-provoking theatrical dance works which challenge and inspire its audiences, and by ensuring all keiki/youth who want to learn and perform in the performing arts have the opportunity.

Prince Dance Company (PDC) is inspired by environmental and social issues to create and produce full-length works for the stage, and shorter, site-specific works that exemplify the best of contemporary dance—physical, dynamic, and thought-provoking in its delivery. Collaborations between the company and experts from fields as diverse as astronomy to ecology, local schools, to other Hawai‘i artists, allow the works to speak on many levels and cover a broad range of subjects not only meaningful to Hawai‘i but also to communities across the globe. Prince Dance Company also raises money for scholarships and produces shows for a performing arts school in Waimea, which trains over 200 Hawai‘i youth each year in many forms of performing arts including dancing, singing, trapeze, aerial silks, and acting.

Prince Dance Company fulfills its mission of creating thought-provoking theatrical dance works that challenge and inspire, audiences by following three core beliefs:

  • Pursuit of Excellence in everything we do, from hiring excellent performers, choosing and collaborating with outstanding partners, and managing our resources with the utmost care.
  • Embrace our Hawai‘i kuleana (responsibility based upon relationship) by ensuring we choose themes for our productions that resonate in Hawai‘i, actively work to include the tapestry of cultures represented in the people of Hawai‘i in our shows and education programs, and give back to our Hawai‘i home through education and outreach activities.
  • Push Boundaries in our performing art by choosing topics that help our community to grow in art appreciation and its connection to the world and producing contemporary dance that is physical, dynamic, and thought-provoking in its delivery.

Transportation and Parking

Public Transportation

  • TheBus – many bus routes stop directly in front of or very close to the museum. For routes and schedules, call TheBus at (808) 848-5555 or check online at
  • The Waikiki Trolley – the Red Line State Capitol/Iolani Palace Stop is a short walk from HiSAM. For more information, call the Waikiki Trolley at (808) 591-2561, or check online at
  • Biki Bikeshare – the closest Biki racks are directly in front of the building on South Hotel St. (120 Chinatown/DT – Hotel & Richards), and at the corner of Richards and South Beretania St (121 Chinatown/DT – Beretania & Richards).
  • Bicycle Racks – nearby Honolulu City & County bike racks are on South Hotel St. near Alakea St., on Richards St. near South Hotel St., and on the lawn between the Hawai‘i State Capitol building and Iolani Palace.


There is no parking on site. Parking is available at nearby lots, including across Hotel street in the Ali‘i Place building (enter at 1099 Alakea Street, cash only, closes at 8:00PM), across Richards Street at Iolani Palace, the Kalanimoku Building, Kinaʻu Hale/Department of Health, State Capitol basement, Honolulu City Municipal Parking, and metered street parking in the area.

Accessible Parking

Free accessible parking stalls are available in these locations for persons with disabilities:

  • Iolani Palace grounds (one stall near the Richards Street exit, one stall near the State Archives building, and one stall near the gate leading to the State Capitol)
  • Ali‘i Place building parking structure (vehicle entrance at 1099 Alakea Street, pedestrian entrance/exit on South Hotel Street directly across from the Hawai‘i State Art Museum). 2 hour limit.
  • State parking lots allow metered spaces in those lots to be used as accessible parking, with a 2 hour limit. Nearby state parking lots include the State Capitol (415 South Beretania Street and Punchbowl Street), and the Kalanimoku Building (corner of Beretania Street and 1151 Punchbowl Street). For a full list of state government parking lots and a map, please visit the Automotive Management Division webpage. In order to use the spaces, vehicles must display the appropriate placard issued to individuals.