1918 in Sāmoa

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 work 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.

Friday 22nd January 2016
Saturday 23rd January 2016
2pm & 7pm

$15 per adult (18+), $10 per child, 7 years and under Free
Cash only door sales
Doors open 10 minutes before the show starts
50 mins

22 January 2016
23 January 2016

17 Parumoana Street
New Zealand

For More Information Click: Le Moana