Event Masi
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Venue Everest Theatre, Chippendale, NSW
Umbrella Event Sydney Festival 2013
First Date 20 January 2013
Last Date 25 January 2013
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description An unlikely and touching love story between a Fijian high chief from the island of Kadavu and the daughter of Cambridge-educated schoolmasters is brought to the stage with a rich sense of heritage and pride.
The ancient art of Fijian Masi (tapa) cloth-making is interwoven with a romance sparked in the 1950s during a game of chess in Wellington, New Zealand.
Amazingly, key moments were captured by photographer Ans Westra, in a stunning set of black and white images that are the backdrop for this expressive collaboration.
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Indigenous
Dance Theatre
Subjects Culture
Name Function Notes
Victoria Abbott Actor
Kasaya Manulevu Actor
Nina Nawalowalo Actor
Alexander Tarrant Actor
Maika Cobo Dancer
Dan John Fox Dancer
Paula Rokotuiveikau Nabuta Dancer
Inoke Rokotuinamata Dancer
Ulaiasi Taoi Dancer
Mesake Vuniwai Dancer
Nina Nawalowalo Director
Paul Kieve Illusionist Illusion Designer
Text Nationality Fiji
New Zealand
Production Nationality Fiji
New Zealand
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Sydney Festival 2013 Programme
Event Identifier 108692