It's been 3 years since Serah my now 8-year-old daughter has been enrolled in a VOU Dance class. Don't ask me why we took that long a break, life happens and you don't make time. This year my niece enrolled in the Nadi VOU Dance School and as you guessed we all attended the concert in Nadi and my daughter could not shut up about enrolling in classes. Concert time, Serah with her BFF Iris (Asvin Singh/2017/Vou FB Page) Fast forward to Term 2 of classes and as such we've force
The work of Dr Rhee, who was a visual arts Lecturer at FNU in the early 2000's which was part of the Ratu Iloilo Gallery re -opening at FNU It’s taken me the better half of 15 years to get to a point in my career where I’m passionate about the work I’m doing and what pray tell is that, you may ask? I’m helping develop the creative industry in Fiji and how exactly am I doing that? Well I’m sitting down with creative individuals and groups and trying to help them (I’m a firm
I had the privilege of attending a private school (ISS) that had a kick ass music and arts program and I thrived under said program with Rock Challenge, art exhibitions and the infamous Mrs Naidu’s Trinity music classes and Mrs Liew badgering us into making those head lei’s. My kids however are in the local school system and it’s sad to say that arts in the Fijian school system is non - existent and cue Vou Dance School led by the creative Sachiko and Eddie Soro. I was actual
Something I’m extremely pleased to see in Fiji is an upsurge of the arts and they took the form of exhibitions(Sokota and Kudru) and most recently VOU’s production ‘Mataqali Drift’. 'Mataqali Drift’ was a family affair for us. My 13 year old son and 4 year old daughter along with my husband were dragged to this by me and I am happy report that it stimulated 2 separate heavy discussions with the son and husband. For my son it was regarding the music, my daughter- the dancing.