Fiji Fringe Festival: Moana Loa

Moana Loa

Get ready to experience the magic of watching dancers in flight, as Moana Loa brings aerial acrobatics to the Fiji Fringe Festival.

Moana Loa was established in October 2015 and is home to some of the best emerging gymnasts and aerialists in the country.

Co-founder Ateca Ravuvu says the dance company will be performing an aerial dance titled “Unbroken” with Andrea Torres, an American aerialist, who introduced the art form in Fiji in 2012.

Ravuvu expects the Fiji Fringe Festival to provide exposure to less well-known companies: “It will allow audiences to see how valuable the art sector is, through its ability to tell stories. There’s a lot of talent out there and we should all try to nurture those talents.”

She hopes this year, Moana Loa will “engage more with the tourism industry and engage more artists from abroad, as it’s always good to learn from others as much as we can.”

“[Dancing] may look easy but it requires a lot of dedication and commitment physically, mentally and emotionally. It’s not as financially rewarding as other jobs but with the Fiji Dance Association, we’re trying to change this for future dancers,” Ravuvu said.

Look out for Ravuvu in another festival event, Larry Thomas’ play “The Accident”.

Moana Loa is performing Unbroken at the FMF Gymnasium

Saturday February 25th at 5pm

For tickets, call (679) 947-7856

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