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Shel We? - Le Moana

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Inspired by American writer Shel Silverstein, Shel We? is an enchanting, playfully intriguing, and visually stunning dance show that can be enjoyed by the whole family and appeals to different generations from all walks of life. Created by Tupua Tigafua a highly accomplished dancer and one of the most ingenious storytellers of his generation.

Shel Silverstein a critically acclaimed writer of children’s books such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up and notably The Giving Tree. He also wrote iconic ballads such as Sylvia’s Mother for Doctor Hook and A Boy Named Sue for Johnny Cash.

Shel’s off beat style and brilliant use of metaphorical imagery in his poetry and illustrations is what inspires Tupua’s choreography - ultimately, delivering a tribute to his parents, his family and the environment that has inspired him over the years.

Creative Team: Tupua Tigafua, Tupua Tigafua, Justin Haiu, Chris Ofanoa, Jeremy Beck, Andy Faiaoga.

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Performance Times

  19 October 2020 6:00pm

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Arts Festival, Dance, Family, Theatre

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