Fine Dancing

The University of the South Pacific’s Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies presents

Fine Dancing

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.

Fine Dancing

Visual and Performing Arts Pavilion,
Oceania Centre
The University of the South Pacific
Suva, Fiji

Gala Opening Night Cocktail
Thursday 1 December 2011 $50

Regular Shows:
2, 3, 8, 9, 10 December 2011. $20

University Student Night:
7 December 2011. $10 (USP Student ID required)

Time: 7:30pm

Contact Ann Tarte for more information on (679) 323 2332 or

Tickets are available at the Oceania Centre, the USP Book Centre, the Kahawa Cafe, the Guava Cafe and the Holiday Inn.

Oceania Centre website:

Further reading:

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.

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