The University of the South Pacific’s Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies presents
Image via Oceania Centre
“This is a powerful work and underneath, there is something that you take away from it. It’s a small cast but a strong ensemble, rare and worthwhile experience.” ~ Peter Espiritu
Written and directed by Vilsoni Hereniko and produced by the Oceania Centre, the play Fine Dancing will explore the taboo themes of homosexuality, spousal abuse, child abuse, the impact of Christianity in the Pacific community and fostering spirit of forgiveness.
The play opens with a Gala Night Cocktail this Thursday (1 December 2011) at The University of the South Pacific in Suva and ends next week Saturday (10 December 2011), which I’ll be able to make as I’ll be in Fiji from the 9th! So look out for a review sometime next week by Urban Viti.
Starring the dancers from the Oceania Centre Dance Theatre Allan Alo, Ateca Ravuvu, Glen Lord and Sadrishan Velaidan, the play is choregraphed by Peter Espiritu who recently joined the Oceania Centre as the Artistic Director. Music and sound by Igelese Ete and Dave Lavaki.
Visual and Performing Arts Pavilion,
The University of the South Pacific
Gala Opening Night Cocktail
Thursday 1 December 2011 $50
2, 3, 8, 9, 10 December 2011. $20
University Student Night:
7 December 2011. $10 (USP Student ID required)
Contact Ann Tarte for more information on (679) 323 2332 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are available at the Oceania Centre, the USP Book Centre, the Kahawa Cafe, the Guava Cafe and the Holiday Inn.
Oceania Centre website: http://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=8709
Centre to launch play for adult audience by Samisoni Nabilivalu. Fiji Times, 25 November 2011.
Fine Dancing play for adults only by Samisoni Nabilivalu And Antonia O’Flaherty. Fiji Times, 29 November 2011.