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Korovuto Ups Preparation to Defend Title

Korovuto Ups Preparation to Defend Title
Korovuto College Dance crew during practice in Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA
July 22
11:00 2017


Film Fiji and Fijian Made Film Awards, defending champion Korovuto College has set their preparations a notch higher to retain their supremacy this year.

As the challenge day draws closer the Nadi-based secondary school is using every opportunity to fine tune the acts, voices, choreography, backdrop to mention a few.

“Currently it has been a rough ride for us keeping in mind our academic work,” co-ordinator Ritesh Chand said.

“If more time allocation was given more could have been done as the students have come out of their way picking up from every opportunity there is, and mimicking,” he said.

KC had scooped eight of the 11 awards in the movie category last year. The awards included the best script Best Costume, Make-up, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Picture Award, Best Cinematography and Best Supporting Actor Award.

This year, KC is advocating another real life situation ‘Real Love, No Charge’.

Makiti Raratabu, the main actor who plays the role of the son said they needed to up the tempo from last year’s historic feat.

“It is not about winning but sending the right message across,” Makiti said.

Alisi Veredali who plays the role of the mother said the KC production team was working hard on the production so that it captured their theme.

The Nadi-based school has 10 students who are part of the film productions team, 24 students are involved in the Dance group and two students Divikesh Ram and Bindiya Sharma have submitted their entries for the Fiji Airways Art Awards.

Interestingly KC finished as second runner up in the Fiji Link Dance competition last year and Mr Chand and team are working round the clock to impress this time around.

“For the dance category the students are trying their best to sort things out. The expectation is there for the best and all are in the hands of the judges to decide the best.

The Dance is scheduled on July 29 at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

Mr Chand thanked the school management, administrator, teachers and parents for their support.

“This is mainly for finance since it is not easy to send about 40 students to Suva, the billeting, transportation and food allowance,” he said.

“We thank the school administrator for giving the time allocation for the practice – the teachers and the parents for their support, they all have worked really hard.”

Meanwhile, another Nadi based school, Swami Vivekananda College will defend the most popular Art category and Marist Brothers’ High School student, Desmond Makubula won the Fiji Airways Art Awards on the theme “Why we fly” last year.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola


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