Children In Pacific Theatre Workshop for Vitu - Pacific Arts Fest
22 January 2007
Choreographer and director Siaosi Mulipola is set to take 20 Christchurch children on a creative journey of theatre-making as part of the Vitu – Pacific Arts Festival from 31 January to 3 February.
Mulipola is running the workshop to also mark the 10th anniversary of the University of Canterbury’s Macmillan Brown Creative NZ Artists in Residence programme.
The Christchurch-born artist will spend a day with children creating new theatre pieces to present a “show and tell” for their parents. As a recipient of the 2003 Macmillan Brown Pacific Arts Residency, Mulipola began developing his ideas about community involvement in dance and theatre with his piece, Paper Flowers, using University of Canterbury students and Pacific actors.
Mulipola has been a past member of the critically acclaimed dance troupe, Black Grace, and is now based in Samoa.
Vitu - Pacific Arts is the only South Island festival that gives Christchurch citizens and visitors a taste of the Pacific through traditional and contemporary art forms. It has a commitment to fostering local artistic talent by supporting established and emerging artists and performers.
The festival reflects the pride, commitment, and energy of the Pacific community and contributes to building a sense of place.
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