THE theme for the Ta'aroa - Pacific Ballet of Creation is old, traditional and with a blend of contemporary Polynesia including Tahiti, Samoa, Maori and it has a sense of pomp, ritual and formality.
University of the South Pacific Dance Department choreograph/artistic director Allan Alo said the choral music, chants and dances followed both traditional and contemporary Gregorian and ballet forms, while the key characters are from Polynesian mythology (Pilimo'o, Ta'aroa, Tagaloa, Rangi and Papa).
The first local ballet production, say following this two-pronged approach, the production Ta'aroa - Pacific Ballet of Creation would deliver a well-coordinated, thematic performance of spectacle that will be of an international-standard and befitting of the magnificent professional dancers and collaborating artists that it wishes to showcase.
The creative team including Roger Lesgards, Allan Alo, Calvin Rore and Tara Mar have driven the development of the proposed scripts have considerable experience in their respective fields and areas of expertise.
They will also assemble a team of professional production and technical staff to deliver the best outcomes possible in the relatively short time left before the curtains for the show are drawn open and Oceania Dance Theatre in collaboration with others is once again put under the spotlight.