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VOU dancers in China, hopeful more will join

VOU dancers in China, hopeful more will join
VOU dancers in one of their signature performance. Photo: VOU
July 05
14:29 2017


Six members of VOU are currently in Shanghai China performing at a big theme park amongst other cultural displays from around the world.

VOU Director, Sachiko Soro said the park is very popular with tourists during their summer.

She said they will be performing cultural dances at the park for Chinese visitors.

The performers are staying in an apartment complex which has cultural dance groups from other countries as well as Europe, South America and Africa,

“So it is a great opportunity for cultural exchange,” Ms Soro said

Three of the six dancers are first timers.

“The VOU group has toured many times to China and this is the second year in a row they have done this particular season in this park in Shangahi.

“We also have another permanent group of VOU dancers who are based in the city of Shen Zhen in southern China in a park called “Windows of the World,” she said,

She said dancers from other countries swap the dancers that go up to work there every year.

“It is really great for their personal and professional development; some of them even know how to speak Chinese now.

“We hope that showcasing Fijian cultural items in China can get them curious about Fiji and they can come and enjoy their holidays here. She added China is opening up more to the rest of the world now, and with the huge growth in their economy they are set to become a bigger tourist partner for Fiji.

She said they wanted to train Fijian youths to a higher standard and be good ambassadors for our country. If you are interested you can email VOU on:

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola


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