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A family called Samoa

A layered art experience

'Amazing performances, visually stunning, interactive and brutally honest story telling about where we've come from, what we've experienced and why we are the way we are today. Samoan history told in a powerfully compelling way. Brilliant! In fact if you're even remotely interested in Samoan culture or tradition, Go!'


Conceived and directed by

Sani Muliaumaseali'i


Stella Duffy, Rosanna Raymond, Aivale Cole, Sani Muliaumaseali'i

Musical director:

Kathryn Bolitho

Choreography: Sani Muliaumaseali'i 

Film: Paul Yandall

Adornments: Sistah Spacific

Lighting design: Dominic Warwick

Curator: Masina Maleapai Frost

27 09 2012, 7.30pm


Battersea Park Rd

SW11 4NP

Incarcerated by the German administration on a distant island, a Samoan Chief makes his daring escape by canoe. A leader of the Mau a Pule independence movement, his epic odyssey home to Samoa, becomes our odyssey too, as we traverse the post-colonial experience of identity, connection and emancipation. Tales of contemporary Samoans are borne of this narrative, and as we walk forward into the past, we uncover the intersecting lines of filial, culture and experience common to all.
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