The third TEDx Maui is coming on September 28, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 pm at the Castle Theater of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, Maui, HI. TED stands for technology, entertainment and design. The list of TEDx Maui entertainers is as diverse as our island paradise. They include Adaptations Dance Theater (ADT), Maui's only professional contemporary dance company, incidentally, in the interest of full disclosure, I am a board member of ADT. I wanted to reveal the relationship, prior to my preview of their work. Also on the E bill is Robert Cazimero, legendary award winning multi talented musical and dance artist, Daedelus, billed as the mad scientist of music, Taimane Gardner; ukulele virtuoso, and Rosy Kulhavy-Sutherland, King Kekaulike H.S. student humorist. Photos by Paul Janes-Brown, Courtesy of Island Heritage Publishing & Mountain Apple Company, Ninjatune, Amber Crago, Rosie Kulhavy-Sutherland.
ADT, like Mark Morris, prefers to perform to live music, but because of limitations of the venue and budget they will be performing the piece to recorded music. Couture not only composed the piece but he plays all of the instruments on the recording through the miracle of digital programming.