29 May, 2007

Mara-Iwai : Korova - Performance Art in and by the sea

The Pacific Studies Program at the Pacific Islands Institute of Development and Governance at the University of the South Pacific, together with the Korova community, invites all members of the public to attend ‘Mara-Iwai’. The performances run from Thursday, 30 May, to Saturday, 2 June 2007 between 4pm and 5pm at Queen Elizabeth Drive, opposite the Pony Club, close to the Hyundai Fitness Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva. The event will feature dances by the Korova Community choreographed by Letila Mitchell. ‘Mara-Iwai: Korova’ is an initiative by students from the Pacific Studies Program, who were requested to document some of the stories associated with Moce Island navigation at sea, loss and survival last year. ‘Mara-Iwai’ is a lament for the lost, but also an exhortation to the living. Korova is a community made up of families mostly from Moce Island now living in Suva. Moce Islanders continue their traditions of navigation, canoe building and masi making even in new urban contexts. No entry fees required. For further information, pls call Pate Nunu on telephone (679) 995 3598 or the Pacific Studies Program, University of the South Pacific on telephone (679) 3232655 or email sharma_ll@usp.ac.fj.

1 comment:

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

It's good to hear that art/performance/dance is happening in Suva. I read a quote recently - it went something like this;
'When politics and religion fail you, there is always art'. That's debatable of course but I think there's a point to it.