Dance

Glimpse of the Friendly Isles by Milika Pusiaki

Pearls of Tonga present a new dance work by Milika Pusiaki

  • Thu, 26 Oct at 7:30PM
  • Buy tickets at door or online at Eventfinda
  • Ages Open
  • Cost $20
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  • Thu, 26 Oct at 7:30PM
  • Fri, 27 Oct at 7:30PM
  • Sat, 28 Oct at 7:30PM
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Milika Pusiaki and the Pearls of Tonga present a new dance work and a series of Tongan short films.

Tickets on sale at Eventfinda or at the reception at Te Oro.
Adults $20
Students $15

Seats are limited
Buy now to avoid disappointment.

Losalio Milika Pusiaki

Losalio Milika Pusiaki - Lapaha, Tongatapu
Losalio Milika Pusiaki is the great grand-daughter of Vili Pusiaki and the grand-daughter of Tuila Pusiaki. She worked for Tonga's National Cultural Centre as a tour-guide, information officer, and commentator from 1991-1996.

Milika is a highly sought after teacher and advocate of traditional Tongan Music and Dance. She has a long line of accomplishments ranging from tutoring at the Auckland University Pacific Performing Arts; a judge of Tongan stage at ASB Polyfest, advocate for the Tonga Youth Trust, teaching NZ born children Tongan music and dances. She is also the producer of the National Tongan Radio Show and hosts the Pacific Arts report on 531Pi at the Pacific Media Network. She also a translator and interpreter for the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment.

This year she founded a South Meets West Productions with her daughter. South Meets West is committed to exploring how traditional Tongan dance practise fuses with contemporary dance and undertakes to develop the new youth leaders of Tongan music and arts.

Losalio Milika Pusiaki

Losalio Milika Pusiaki

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board