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Culture Inspires Marist Brothers High

  Marist Brothers High School (MBHS) believes the unique and different cultures of their school must be showcased at this year’s Kula Dance Festival. The school’s Kula Dance Co-ordinator and
19 Jul 2018 10:00
Culture Inspires Marist Brothers High
Marist Brothers High School students Samuela Veramu (left) of Year 11-02 and Kaitu Peniuna of Year 11-02 rehearse their Kula Dance in Flagstaff, Suva, on July 18, 2018. Photo: Swashna Chand

 

Marist Brothers High School (MBHS) believes the unique and different cultures of their school must be showcased at this year’s Kula Dance Festival.

The school’s Kula Dance Co-ordinator and teacher Mafai Rudolph Mausio said they would enact this through a dance depicted in hip hop, contemporary, Bollywood, Island and iTaukei dance styles.

Mr Mausio said the different dance styles were combined in one to showcase a unity of cultures.

With culture being the characteristic lifestyle of a particular group of people, encompassing language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts, the school would have their students performing a fusion dance.

He said 30 students are part of their group and they were eager to show the public the importance of accepting other cultures.

“The dance is focused on the students from different cultures in the school trying to mix together with different talents and put up a dance within a time frame of 10 minutes,” Mr Mausio said.

“We have been taking part every year and we won in 2008 and 2009 and we are planning to make it happen again this year.”

Dance choreographer and Year 11 student Samuela Veramu said that they were excited to perform this year.

“This is an opportunity for us to know each other better and educate the public about culture”.

“We have been working very hard for the past two weeks and the response and support from the students in the group have been positive,” he said.

The Kula Film Festival and the Artwork competition will be held at Damodar City on July 27 and the Kula Dance Festival will be held on July 28 at the FMF Gymnasium.

Edited by Losirene Lacanivalu

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