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Moana show a success

Dawn Gibson
Friday, December 13, 2013

YESTERDAY proved to be another successful screening of the Oceania Centre's climate change-based performance Moana: The Rising of the Sea.

The 45-minute show took viewers through an emotional journey of loss of lives, livelihoods and culture at the hands of climate change.

The performance focused on the profound direct and indirect impacts climate change has had and continues to have on a number of Pacific Island countries.

Cast member Drue Slatter said nothing made her feel better than performing in a production which used artistic expression to pinpoint such a crucial and current issue.

"I think with all the science and technology that is professing climate change, it's nice to actually get first-hand experience from Pacific Island people and what better way than something that's local to the Pacific Islands, which is art," Slatter said yesterday.

"And it's the easiest way for us to express our concern so I think dancing it is an honour but it's also a responsibility, so we can't take it lightly, because it's the story of someone else's life."





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