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Blend of dances

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

THERE'S a need to realise young people these days are different and need to blend traditional and modern dancing so that all age groups will appreciate it, says Dr Akanisi Kedrayate.

She made the comment following the launch of the first ever Epeli Hau'ofa International Dance Festival at the USP ICT Theatre on Monday night.

The week-long event involves more than five participating countries.

"The international dance promotes performing arts in the region that it is part of our culture," Dr Kedrayate said.

"It is not only for entertainment. Culture and art are very much integrated with our knowledge and way of life and with the skills that we have and this is what will be showcased in this festival.

"In our Pacific culture there are special people only who teach dance, however, this opportunity gives every dancer certain and special skills they can acquire."

Dr Kedrayate said exposing dancers to international dances would lift the profile of the performing arts in the region.








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