Korean-inspired art, diningA La Carte
September 18, 2022
Story By: Stephanie Lopes | Photos by: Stage Restaurant
“Hapchang” is the Korean gesture of placing one’s hands palm to palm in front of the chest to show respect, gratitude and humility. At 6 p.m. Oct. 4, Stage Restaurant will blend art, dance, culture and fine dining with a unique Hapchang Immersive Art Experience.
Guests will enjoy a four-course Korean- and art-inspired dinner ($90, including tax and gratuity) while renowned Korean American artists Lauren Hana Chai, Miryo and Sean-Joseph Choo will put on an riveting performance.
Chai’s ceramic art, known for contrasting her traditional Korean upbringing with her modern American life, will be on display during the dinner, alongside Miryo’s ceramic pieces. Miryo is based in Honolulu, and his work is known “to evoke settings inspired by Korean landscape and stone architecture through the senses of sight, sound and touch,” according to the event site.
Choo will help Chai and Miryo’s ceramic art come to life. Choo is an actor, composer and writer based in Honolulu whose work imagines how religion, queerness, and culture intersect and conflict. His performance will illuminate Chai and Miryo’s pieces, as the experience will “explore the habitual fibers that make up our lives,” according to the event site.
Dishes will align to the art and performance and will be prepared by Stage’s talented chefs. Attendees will enjoy a full sensory evening — from viewing the art to hearing the performance to tasting and smelling Stage’s delectable dishes.
Make reservations at stagerestauranthawaii.com/event/hapchang.