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Bound for New York

The Univeristy of the South Pacific’s (USP) Oceania Dance Theatre and Pasifika Voices have been invited by the United Nations to perform at next week’s high-level Ocean Conference, which is
31 May 2017 13:02
Bound for New York
From left: Ratulevu Tora, Ratu Elijah Balenaivalu, Paulini Bautani and Katalina Fotofili from the Oceania Dance Theatre and Pasifika Voices will perform at the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York, USA, next week. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

The Univeristy of the South Pacific’s (USP) Oceania Dance Theatre and Pasifika Voices have been invited by the United Nations to perform at next week’s high-level Ocean Conference, which is co-hosted by Fiji and Sweden.

Four world class artists from the Oceania Centre for Arts Culture and Pacific Studies at the USP – Katalina Fotofili and Ratulevu Tora from the Oceania Dance Theatre, and Paulini Bautani and Elijah Balenaivalu from Pasifika Voices  –will go to New York.

The team will perform at a Pacific Small Island Developing States reception held at the United Nations headquarters on June 6.

This will be attended by the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres and many heads of state.

While in New York, the Oceania Centre artists will also perform at another reception hosted by Germany on June 5, and at a special event hosted on June 7 by the University of Bergen in co-operation with USP and Norway’s United Nations Mission.

Edited by Naisa Koroi   

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