‘A Pacific Showcase’

Photo: Samuel White
Photo: Samuel White
Dunedin-based performers (from left) Emere Leitch-Munro, Rangi Brydon and Miriama Metuatai put on a traditional urapa'u (drum dance) from the Cook Islands in ''A Pacific Showcase'' at the Dunedin Community Gallery yesterday.

The dance was one of four 45-minute performances combining traditional dances from the Cook Islands, Tahiti and Samoa.

Supporter Marie Laufiso said they hoped to learn more dances from other islands in the future.

The dance group, Le Apatonga, will also put on four more performances today.

The group was focused on preserving the culture of Pacific Islands and learning more about their traditions. 

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