Lecture: The Legacy of Halla Huhm

The Hawai’i State Foun­da­tion on Cul­ture and the Arts will present a talk titled “Keep­ing a Lega­cy Alive: The Hal­la Huhm Kore­an Dance Stu­dio, Foun­da­tion, and Dance Col­lec­tion” in its Lunchtime Lec­ture series at the Hawai’i State Art Muse­um on May 25, 2010.

Mary Jo FreshleyThe speak­er will be Mary Jo Fresh­ley, who has been involved with the Hal­la Pai Huhm Stu­dio since 1962 and car­ries on its com­mit­ment of main­tain­ing the tra­di­tion of Kore­an music and dance estab­lished by Hal­la Huhm. The stu­dio has been, since 1950, the only con­tin­u­ous source of Kore­an dance and music in Hawai’i.

The non­prof­it foun­da­tion was estab­lished in 1994, afer the death of Hal­la Huhm, to per­pet­u­ate her lega­cy. This is achieved in part by spon­sor­ing pro­grams of tra­di­tion­al Kore­an music and dance in col­lab­o­ra­tion with oth­er orga­ni­za­tions such as the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai’i Out­reach Col­lege and the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies. The Hal­la Huhm Dance Col­lec­tion is housed at the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies and includes pho­tographs, pro­grams, news­pa­per arti­cles, cor­re­spon­dence, and videos relat­ed to the stu­dio and var­i­ous events in which the foun­da­tion has been involved.

The pro­gram will begin at 12 noon and will take place in the museum’s Mul­ti­pur­pose Room on the first floor of the No. 1 Capi­tol Dis­trict Build­ing at 250 South Hotel Street in down­town Hon­olu­lu.