15 September, 2009

Contemporary Dance and Drama : "A Love for Life : Silence & HIV"

A Contemporary Dance and Drama event is being held by the Oceania Centre for Arts & Culture, University of the South Pacific on Wednesday, 16 September, Thursday, 17 September, and Friday, 18 September 2009. "A Love for Life : Silence & HIV" starts at 7pm on each of those days at the Suva Civic Centre.

“A Love for Life” is an educational performance about silence and HIV. It is a story of love and crisis faced by Mere, a young Fijian woman and her daughters, Moana and Loloma. Integrating dance, song and drama, the performance captures their experiences and addresses the general lack of awareness and acceptance of those living with HIV or at risk of being infected by HIV in Fiji and the region.

The production engages the audience to reflect on cultural values and religious beliefs and to challenge social stigma. The production ends with a message of hope and a challenge to improve our lives and of those we love.

There will also be matinee performances for schools in the afternoon and public performances in the evening.

Tickets are F$10.00 per person and can be bought beforehand at USP Book Centre, Laucala Bay, Kawaha's at Suva Central Building and at the two Esquires Coffee House outlets in Suva. For more information, pls call Ann Tarte at the Oceania Centre for Arts & Culture on telephone (679) 3232832.

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