Colourful World On Stage show back
Something magnificent, memorable and multicultural is about to make a mighty splash at the Regent On Broadway.
Presented by the Manawatu Multicultural Council, and following the success of three similar impressive biennial productions, World On Stage is to showcase acts from more than 20 of the city’s ethnic groups.
Directed by Pat Snoxell, the ‘‘explosion of lights, colour, dance and music’’ follows the success of three similar and impressive biennial productions.
‘‘World On Stage provides a unique opportunity for ethnic groups within the city to present traditional dance, theatre and vocal and instrumental music from their country of origin,’’ Pat says.
‘‘It’s an exciting night enhanced by performers wearing spectacular national costumes.’’
Anne Odogwu one of the producers from World On Stage, says the show provides an opportunity for the performers to say ‘‘this is who I am and this is where I’m from’’. At previous
World On Stage productions, audience members expressed their pleasure not only at the variety of the performances, but at being able to learn more about the various cultures.
Anne reckons the city is home to more than 100 nationalities, all contributing to its rich cultural fabric.
‘‘They have unique skills and talents and want to show them to the audience,’’ Anne says. ‘‘In turn the audience will experience acts and performances like they’ve never see before.
‘‘It will be a wonderful night to remember.’’
The concert also helps to highlight the work carried out by the Manawatu Multicultural Council.
‘‘We provide English lessons four days a week, hold arts and craft sessions, arrange monthly morning coffee and, on the fourth Friday of each month, organise a pot luck meal,’’ Anne says.
‘‘We also operate a referral system for people with issues or inquiries they want resolved or answered.’’
World On Stage, directed by Pat Snoxell, is at the Regent on Broadway, Saturday, July 2 at 6.30pm. Adults $20, seniors/students/children $15, and a two adult, two children family pass is $50.
A parasol dance from Manawatu’s Chinese Style Art Group was one of many colourful routines presented during World On Stage 2014.