Jason Tom's Prisma Dance May Showcase at Ala Moana Centerstage


I want to thank Prisma Dance for having me be a part of their May Showcase at Ala Moana Centerstage! I was the third, eighth, and eleventh act. In Hebrew numerals, the words that stand out to me for numbers 3, 8, and 11 are "resurrection," "new beginning" and "chaos." I always look forward to working with Prisma Dance! To think, rewind somewhere between 2005 and 2007, I met Joanna Lam of Prisma Dance at Kapiʻolani Community College's Holomua Center where I math tutored at. She took Calculus and was on point with it. Then I met Nicole Lam of Prisma Dance.

We all reunited in 2015 at church. Nicole and I met up when she shared with me her vision about the bi-annual Creation Production. She asked if I wanted to be on board as the specialty beatbox artist. I said, "yes!" 2016 came and I missed meetings with the Creation Production choreographers. At that time, I dealt with "complex trauma." Nicole was genuinely concerned and she interceded in prayer on my behalf. Prior to that, behind the scenes, I worked diligently to prepare for the Creation Production premiere eight shows. The daily chronic stressors that triggered the "complex trauma," not related to the Creation Production preparation, near cost my life when I got triggered to relive my 2004 car accident and other traumatic life events.

I am a living testimony that the Lord resurrected, redeemed, restored me to complete full health, and the Lord gave me the strength to out wrestle the chaos, torment and destructive seed of "complex trauma" to the end. Then the Lord declared to me that I am now completely set free from the chaos. Since then, I've completed an altogether total of sixteen shows for the Creation Production in 2016 and 2018. I love my savior and redeemer Jesus! My life now that I live is a new beginning! I work on my health daily by meditating on bible verses, prayer, cardiovascular exercise like walking, devotionals, rest, journaling offline, beatboxing, music, and mathematics. I want to thank all my pastors, mentors, families, and friends who continue to pray for and with me. I love you all dearly!

Jason Tom's Prisma Dance May Showcase at Ala Moana Centerstage - Third Act (1 of 3)

"High fives" at my Prisma Dance May Showcase at Ala Moana Centerstage!

 

Jason Tom's Prisma Dance May Showcase at Ala Moana Centerstage - Eighth Act (2 of 3)

It's a robot!! It's a didgeridoo!! Wait a minute, it's me at my Prisma Dance May Showcase at Ala Moana Centerstage!!

 

Jason Tom's Prisma Dance May Showcase at Ala Moana Centerstage - Eleventh Act (3 of 3)

Love Hawai'i, the 1980s and Ala Moana Center? Ala Moana Center celebrates 60 years! I remember the time when Ala Moana Center was mainly two stories high and Ala Moana Centerstage faced the other side in the 1980s. Beatboxing, popping and the moonwalk grew popular in the 1980s. Here I take us and Ala Moana Center shoppers through a "Time Machine" in my Prisma Dance May Showcase at Ala Moana Centerstage! How that mathematically possible?

5 comments

  • Gale
    Gale Oahu
    I liked how you wore the Beatbox Battle College jacket, Vintage jacket and Survivor jacket for your performances. You showcased a different routine on each one.

    I liked how you wore the Beatbox Battle College jacket, Vintage jacket and Survivor jacket for your performances. You showcased a different routine on each one.

  • Nate
    Nate Oahu
    Thanks Jason for sharing your story about wrestling with "complex trauma." I believe there's a lot of people that deal with trauma and are tormented and may feel that there's no hope. You have shown that there's always hope and that God has brought you through it and restored you to complete full health. That deserves a auuuuuuright!

    Thanks Jason for sharing your story about wrestling with "complex trauma." I believe there's a lot of people that deal with trauma and are tormented and may feel that there's no hope. You have shown that there's always hope and that God has brought you through it and restored you to complete full health. That deserves a auuuuuuright!

  • Gale
    Gale Oahu
    I liked how you wore the Beatbox Battle College jacket, Vintage jacket and Survival* jacket for your performances. You showcased a different routine on each one.

    I liked how you wore the Beatbox Battle College jacket, Vintage jacket and Survival* jacket for your performances. You showcased a different routine on each one.

  • Cassy
    Cassy New York
    Love it

    Love it

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