Samoa will once again play host to another conference in November 2017.
This event will see Pacific artists and academics from around the world descending on Apia, prepared to take on this year’s theme of “Making the invisible, visible.”
The International Pacific Arts community will be taking their turn to weigh in on the issues of climate change and dislocation and how they will impact our cultures in the future.
Samoan artist, Tupe Lualua, is the Creative director behind Le Moana Dance Company based in Wellington, New Zealand, and she will be attending this year’s arts conference.
In addition, she has been invited by the Samoa Arts Council to use her talents as a writer, director and choreographer to present her findings through the performance art piece titled, Aumaga.
The young creative director spoke about her upcoming presentation which will be very interactive in nature.
The project will see the dancers live and work on a plantation in the village of Savaia in Lefaga, to further research and develop the choreographic, theatrical and elements of the story, which they will then present to the PAA conference in a live session.
Ms. Lualua looks forward to the chance to come together with other Pacific artists to share, celebrate and hopefully collaborate in this year’s PAA conference and more than that she is thrilled that it will be held in Samoa, a place she holds close to her heart.
Registrations will take place on Monday 27th November and the conference itself will run from Tuesday 28th November through Friday 1st December.
The conference will not only include academic presentations, but will also provide delegates with the opportunity to engage with artists and museum personnel and participate in workshops.
The conference will be held in the Pacific Fale at the National University of Samoa (N.U.S).