If you love South Pacific culture, dance, and music, prepare to be captivated by Polynesian superstars Te Vaka performing live on Thursday, July 29, 2010, in Victoria, British Columbia. Te Vaka’s performances combine traditional language and dance, powerful drumming, and infectious melodies to create an evening you will remember. Recipients of the Best Pacific Group award at the 2010 Pacific Music Awards, Te Vaka is touring across North America with the support of Creative New Zealand.
Te Vaka performs on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at the Victoria Events Centre, 1415 Broad St. Tickets are $20 for adults or $15 for students/seniors and are available in Victoria from the Pacific Peoples Partnership, 407-620 View Street, at the Alcheringa Gallery, 665 Fort Street, or at Lyles’ Place, 770 Yates Street.
Te Vaka is also offering dance and performance workshops on July 27 and 28, 2010, from 6:30 to 8 pm in room 2 of the Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney. Accompanied by live log drums and guitars, Te Vaka dancers will teach Polynesian dance. Registration form ($25 registration fee) and a workshop poster can be found on www.pacificpeoplespartnership.org. For more information call 1-250-381-4131.