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festival report


Dance party

Nicholas Thomas

Brenwei Dancers at Mini Arts Festival, Vila, Vanuatu. Photograph Lissant Bolton.

The Mini National Arts Festival that led up to the opening of Vanuatu's new National Museum, which is part of the Cultural Centre, in Port Vila on 17 November 1995 was anything but mini, and a triumph of organisation on the part of the Director of the Museum, Ralph Regenvanu, and his team. Over five days a crammed program featured custom dance performances by groups from many parts of the country, and from New Caledonia and the Solomon…

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