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Arts Theatre For Fantasy Unveiled

Arts Theatre For Fantasy Unveiled
The new Juxta Beach Fiji Limited, part of the Fantasy Group designed by architects, Sharma Design Group Limited.
May 23
08:51 2015

Juxta Beach Fiji Limited, part of the Fantasy Group, is introducing a unique concept to create a first of its kind state-of- the-art symbolic building on Naikabula Island that will have an Arts theatre, convention hall and a cultural centre.

Naikabula Island is part of the total Fantasy development at Wailoaloa.

The facility is still in the planning stages but a very tight brief has been developed to ensure that the Center provides the type of infrastructure that will be required to meet the purpose of the concept.

Features

The main building will provide a series of rooms and halls, a number of which will be adjustable in size.

All areas will be equipped with audio-visual equipment and staging areas and all rooms are easily converted to dining or theatre seating.

There will be several different commercial kitchens designed to service different numbers of people, as well as several areas which will offer self-catering.

As part of the complex there will be a café and a separate bar.

The centre will contain a large area that will be a Fiji Cultural centre.

This will be a purpose built museum that is targeted at both tourists and Fiji citizens.

It will contain paintings, displays, anumber of murals, three dimensional models, actual artifacts and historic photos.

Many of the exhibits will be interactive, and a number of murals, paintings and statues will be specially commissioned from local artists for this distinctly Fijian exhibition.

The two main ethnic groups, iTaukei and Indo Fijian will predominantly represent, but the other minor groups will also be involved.

The objective of the museum is to provide a high quality presentation to both tourists and locals of the history and culture of the country, in order to create a better awareness of the things that made Fiji the way it is.

The plan also calls for the presentations to be entertaining and memorable, to provide a real experience for the visitor.

There will also be a separated music school, registered with the Fiji Education Department, that will provide various types of musical education and students will be able to stage recitals and concerts for the public using the facilities available in the centre.

Other plans

It is also planned that there will be a state-of-the-art audio and video recording studio which will operate in conjunction with the music school.

A section of the complex will house a hall which can be converted into a fine acoustic theatre for musical performances, or used as a lecture theatre.

Qualified music teachers will be recruited from India and will teach traditional Indian music but will also assist local artists with modern pop music.

They will also assist in arranging and presenting musical recitals and shows for the general public and provide a platform for aspiring Fiji performers to expose their talent.

The centre will be affiliated with universities and other educational institutions and students will be able to attain creditable qualifications across a wide range of disciplines in music which is not currently available in Fiji specially the teaching of all types of musical instruments to perform a symphony orchestra.

As part of the academic area of the facility there will be a tutorial program for form 6 and 7 students covering English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics which will be available to students from the Nadi area.

The auditorium will also be used for the lectures and audio-visual tuitions on a wide range of subjects that will educate and entertain tourist and general public, with a focus on Fijian culture, history, business and traditions during Colonial rule.

The building itself will be architecturally striking and it is estimated that the cost of construction alone will be between FJ$8 million to $10 million.

To that must be added the cost of equipping the facility and providing the world class exhibits the Center is aiming to present.

This will be one of the most striking centers in Fiji, beautiful in structure and exciting in presentation.

Juxta Beach Fiji Limited Fact Box:
– Cultural Centre Dedicated Areas
– 3 Convention Rooms seating for 500 peopler.
– 2 Theatres with stage & seating for 350 people
– Handicraft sales center
– 6 Music rooms
– 6 Class rooms
– Shop
– Restaurant
– Kitchens
– Reception area
– Administration Office
– Dressing Rooms
– Large open deck
– Bar and coffee shop
– Museum
– Recording Studio

– John Ross is a Nadi-based marketing and advertising specialist with a long background in tourism.

 

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