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The Genteel Sabai

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The University of Hawai'i at Mânoa's Department of Theatre and Dance presents the rare theatre form of randai with its production of "The Genteel Sabai," a folk dance-drama from the Minangkabau ethnic group in West Sumatra. Randai combines beautiful singing, talempong music, dancing, acting, and story-telling along with its signature pants-slapping percussion and the Indonesian martial arts form called silat.

Tickets for "The Genteel Sabai" are available online, at outlets, and by phone at 944-2697. Onstage seating will be available on a first-come first-serve basis at the performance to all ticket holders. Beginning Jan. 23 purchases may be made at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with extended hours on days of performance. Prices are $22 regular; $20 seniors, military, UH faculty/staff; $12 students; $5 UHM students with a validated spring 2012 UHM photo ID. Ticket prices include all service fees. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information or disability access, call the Kennedy Theatre Box Office at 956-7655.

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