2017 - 2018 - Park, China / Rising Stars
Fiji's premiere independent music and dance company. Founded in 2007 as a collective of urban Fijian artists is the blending of old and new, traditional and contemporary.
Group has conducted research in various villages and provinces throughout Fiji to research traditional chants and dances to preserve culture and ensure it becomes living and relevant to today's youth.
In 2010 featured in Fiji's first reality TV show titled. This show that was a local hit, followed the dance company around various parts of Fiji, where they performed, learnt dance and showed the public insights into the workings of a dance company, and what it like to be a young Fijian artist. The Show has been aired on TV in Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Papua New Guinea.
As well as performing hundreds of shows across Fiji, they have also performed at events and festivals as far and wide as Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Singapore and China, USA, Canada, including representing our country twice in Fijian contemporary dance for the 4 th and 5 th Melanesian Festival 2010 in New Caledonia and PNG and the 11 th and 12 th Festival of Pacific Arts 2012 in the Solomon Islands and Guam.
The Group recently returned from a successful Europe tour where they performed in major festivals in the UK, Slovenia, Latvia, Lithuatina and France. They started the tour at the renowned Glastonbury festival and were able to scoop the prestigious award for the show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Australian Dancers is the most famous and established contemporary Pacific dance company to date. And will continue to passionately strive to show the world the magic, ENERGY! SPIRIT! And MANA! Of Pacific dance.