Celebrating Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh.
In collaboration with the Oceania Arts Collective and students of Va’aomanū Pasifika at Victoria University, Le Moana Director Tupe Lualua will present a series of performances at the National Library, in response to the Poet Laureate of 2017-2019 Selina Tusitala Marsh.
The live performances of dance, music and poetry are a collection of original works created and devised by emerging Pacific Artists.
Tupe Lualua has curated this collection as a response to Selina Tusitala Marsh’s iconic and award winning 'Fast Talking P I'.
About Tupe Lualua
Tupe was awarded the Pacific Dance Artist in residence with Pacific Dance New Zealand in 2013 and again in 2015, she was a mentor for the Pacific Dance New Zealand choreographic lab in 2015 and again in 2017.
Tupe danced for French Choreographer Regine Chopinot in Wellington, Auckland, Japan and New Caledonia, she performed in the Auckland Arts Festival 2016 season of Marama with The Conch and featured in the critically acclaimed White Guitar.
She continues to create works under the umbrella of Le Moana as well as producing Auckland based choreographer Tupua Tigafua.