Culture moves?: The Festival of Pacific Arts and Dance Remix in Oceania


This reflective essay is a journey through my dance studies work with a discussion on the role of the Festival of Pacific Arts in shaping dance in Oceania, and particularly its impact on Banaban dance from Rabi in Fiji. I encourage future discussion and development of a field of ‘Pacific Dance Studies,’ with preliminary thoughts on the role of ‘remix’ in Pacific dance practices, especially as they are shaped by and reflected in this important regional festival.

@ The University of Waikato