Led by renowned international artist Rosanna Raymond (Samoa, lives Auckland), a group of emerging First Nations artists will bring their mana (power and honour) to the table through performance, art and adornment in Lukautim Solwara, an immersive new cross-disciplinary experience created especially for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (Asia TOPA) on Saturday 18 February 2017.

Presented by Next Wave, Raymond will collaborate on the unique performance installation with indigenous artists from Australia and the Pacific, including Leuli Eshraghi (Samoa/Iran, lives Melbourne), Reina Sutton (Solomon Islands, lives Auckland) and Jaimie Waititi (New Zealand Maori, lives Auckland).

“Next Wave is excited to be bringing together indigenous voices from Australia and the Pacific to reveal shared interests, passions and concerns for the region” said Next Wave Director Georgie Meagher. “Raymond and the collaborating artists will craft a surprising, provocative and moving experience for audiences, exploring untold histories and shared culture”

More information: nextwave.org.au, asiatopa.com.au

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