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VOU Dance Group To Show Talent At Thurston

VOU Dance Group To Show Talent At Thurston
Performers of the VOU Dance group during a photoshoot in Suva.
July 12
10:00 2018

 

Popular local dance group, VOU Dance Fiji Limited, will be showcasing their art and inspiration at this weekend’s Thurston Food and Music Festival.

Group director Sachiko Soro said there were not many avenues for Fijian artists to showcase their talents, thus the opportunity to strut their stuff on Saturday was appreciated.

Ms Soro said many dancers usually ended up performing overseas more than they do at home in Fiji.

“Events like the Thurston Food and Music Festival is going to change this,” she said.

The group was part of the event last year.

“I loved the festival last year. It was a fun-filled family occasion and I feel it is so important that we establish events that celebrate local artists.”

“We are looking forward to performing and also watching our talented local musicians,” Ms Soro said.

She said the level of original music in Fiji had improved and the festival was a chance for the public to enjoy listening and watching local talent in one location.

Ms Soro also highlighted that participating in such events gave them something to look forward to.

“I am so happy that the Thurston Festival committee also chose to include dance as well as music. It really helps us dance companies be a part of this big mainstream event,” she said.

The event is organised by KNOX Entertainment and Gold FM, supported by Paradise Beverages and the Suva City Council.

About VOU

VOU (meaning new in iTaukei) is Fiji’s most versatile and internationally renowned performance Dance Company that has performed hundreds of shows across Fiji and abroad showcasing a wide range of styles from the Pacific, Bollywood, and traditional Fijian meke to Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Ballroom dancing and many others.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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