Image: Amber Griffin Photography
Le Moana will be presenting 1918 at the Mangere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku from Monday 27th July – Thursday 30th July.
Written and Directed by Tupe Lualua (Savaia, Lefaga, Leusoali’i Luatuanu’u)
Choreographed by Andy Faiaoga (Manono Tai, Luatuanu’u, Savaia, Lefaga)
“I was four years old when it came, my Father had to instruct the young men of the village who dug the mass graves; there was also a young woman in the village who died while breastfeeding her baby…although I was only little, it was a very hard time for us”
Inspired by the memories of her beloved Grandmother, Avea’i Fui, and the research of Dr. John McLane, Tupe Lualua’s latest development piece is a response to the devastating Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918. Presented through live performance, “1918” explores the effects of the disease which claimed the the lives of almost a third of the total population of Samoa and became a catalyst for Samoa’s resistance against the New Zealand colonial government.
July 27 – July 30
Jul 27 at 7:00pm to Jul 30 at 8:00pm
Mangere Arts Centre
Corner Bader Drive an