Oceanic Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies inaugurated its refurbished Performance Space yesterday (15th Oct, 2011), the place looks very nice. I am sure that this performance space will be very well utilized and it will be a feast of performing arts for the lovers of arts and culture. A short cultural programme yesterday was an indicator of whats ahead for Suva folks. I am still mesmerized with all the music and dance we experienced yesterday. Allan Alo (Ta'aroa, Producer) and yet another graceful dancer Peter Espirito captured our undivided attention and left us mesmerized for the rest of the evening. Iglese Ete's (choirmaster from NZ for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) voice filled the evening with harmony and his choir (Pasifika Voices) was simply beautiful. The Oceania dance group, one of my favourite in Fiji once again performed extremely well. For now, I have had my culture dose that will keep me going for a while. I look forward to 'Fine Dancing' which will be staged from 1-3rd Dec and 8th-10th Dec. at the OCAPS Performance Space!!!
Have had unsuccessful attempt of trying to upload a video of dance performance by Allan and Peter but will keep trying, so keep a watch!