|Mon 17 Oct 2011, 10:00am–5:00pm|
|Tue 18 Oct 2011, 10:00am–5:00pm|
|Wed 19 Oct 2011, 10:00am–5:00pm|
|Thu 20 Oct 2011, 10:00am–5:00pm|
|Fri 21 Oct 2011, 10:00am–5:00pm|
|Sat 22 Oct 2011, 10:00am–4:00pm|
Mangere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku will be holding a week-long celebration of Tongan arts and culture - featuring dance, theatre and music with traditional and contemporary faikava.
Tongan artists and members of the Tongan community in Mangere have come together to present the week-long event, believed to be the first-ever celebration specifically for Tongan artists in New Zealand.
The programme of events will feature:
- Launch with traditional kava ceremony;
- Artist demonstrations and performances (dance, theatre and fanaga);
- Major solo exhibition by Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi: Fatuemaka mei Falekafa;
- Three days of senior and emerging artist panel discussions and professional development information for theatre practitioners, visual artists and dancers;
- Heritage craft market day;
- Faikava day;
- Gala variety show (finale).
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