Written by: Delsa Evotia Tuitea
Directed by: Steve Tafea
Producer: PICAA INC. (Pacific Island Creative Arts Australia Inc.)
Choreographers: Victor Vitaliano and Filomena Wairasi
Music Director: Rita Seumanutafa
Costumes: Gina Tafea
Cast: Sanele Savea, Tavai Faasavalu, Litia Huch, Patrick Faaaifili, Asalemo Tofete, Danny Wairasi, The Melbourne Samoan Choir, Nesian Pearl, and Tama Tatau.
Conflict creates an imbalance of power for the heavenly gods Tagaloa, Lau A’au and Anoano, when Tagaloa impulsively creates a new land and sea far from their reign in order to continue their legacy. Caught in the midst of this struggle are their children, and future rulers, Tagi and Tuli, who are caught in a love triangle with the beautiful Sina. The young gods are torn between their unprofessed love for Sina and their duties as children of supreme gods. “Amataga o le Alofa” offers a showcase of Samoan creative arts and artists in the form of music, dance, theatre and craft, exploring themes of power, hidden agendas, familial duties and honour whilst framed in the beautiful Samoan culture. Produced by PICAA INC, this production is created, developed and performed by the Samoan community of Melbourne, Victoria and was premiered to a sold-out audience at the City of Yarra Emerge Festival 2016.
NOTE: "Amataga o le Alofa" will be showcased over two nites:
1. Friday 23rd September, 8pm at PRACC (Plentry Ranges Arts Convention Centre), South Morang VIC (tickets available here: http://www.pracc.com.au/theatre/upcoming-shows/)
2. Saturday 24th September, 8pm at Rivergum Performing Arts Centre, Hampton Park (this current page).