California-based Den joins Andy Kay for a calligraphy workshop

Island Dancer Simeon Den returns to Oahu

Born and raised on O'ahu and now living and working in Cathedral City, California, Simeon Den performs live readings and dances of his recent hilarious and poignant works about growing up in 1950s and 1960s.

Den, who trained and mentored many of O'ahu's modern dancers as co-director of the influential Danceworks Honolulu dance school in the 1980s and 90s, has branched out to become an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Joining him onstage will be concert violinist Fumiko Wellington and Giinko Maraschino dancer Summer.

The performance is part of the upcoming three-day workshop Zen Brushwork and Chi Energy, which Den will lead with calligrapher Andy Kay at the Honolulu Museum of Art School Aug. 21 to 23. Interested participants can now register for the workshop online at or by calling 532-8741.

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 23, 5pm

WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre, 901 Kina'u St.

TICKETS: $15 general, $12 museum members, free for students of Zen Brushwork and Chi Energy workshop at Honolulu Museum of Art School

INFO: 532-8700,