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JANUARY

Until May 5, 2012 EXHIBITION: “OUR ANCESTORS FROM… TAIWAN?” • Museum of Tahiti and her Islands -

Punaauia - Tahiti This Exhibition is an opportunity to review the origins of Polynesian migrations: many researchers argue that the island of Taiwan, off the coast of China, could be the cradle of the people who colonized the South Pacific islands. It also explores, through the unprecedented work of photographer Danee Hazama, the present Taiwanese aboriginal tribes whose culture has striking similarities to Polynesian culture through elements such as tattooing, tapa, farming techniques, etc. information: www.museetahiti.pf

January 17 to 29 MUSICAL SHOW: “WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR TO BE HAPPY?” • House of Culture’s Grand Theater -

Papeete - Tahiti Fifteen actors-singers-dancers and forty timeless songs for a retrospective full of surprises, between glamour and burlesque, which combines the most successful French songs from the 30’s to the 60’s and a triumphal final about the greatest songs and performers from Hollywood. Start the new year in

style with: Christine and Laurie Casula, Catherine Chanson, Reva Juventin, Vaitua Make, Gerald Mingo, etc. information: +689 544 544 www.maisondelaculture.pf

January 16 to 29 THEATER: “DON’T VOTE FOR MY WIFE” • House of Culture’s Small Theater -

Papeete - Tahiti Written by Jerome Athenol and directed by Alain deviègre, this creation examines with humor and derision the political flaws of Julien Armangaud, a member of the PLP party, certain to win the primaries of his party and the coming presidential elections. Ambitious and egocentric, he will soon learn to deal with the others and mostly with his wife, who steals the show! information: +689 544 544 www.maisondelaculture.pf

January 23 to February 03 CHINESE NEW YEAR • Hall of the Territorial Assembly -

Tahiti Under the sign of the Water Dragon, the Chinese New Year is adequately celebrated in Tahiti. Lion dances, performances by artists from China, martial arts demonstrations, songs

and dances, a tribute to the ancestors and the Parade of Lanterns are in the program of these festivities for which we are all invited to discover one of the most important Chinese traditions. • January 29: Cultural Day at the Temple of Mamao (Papeete) • February 03: Parade of Lanterns, leaving at 5:30 pm from Papeete’s City Hall. information: sinitong@mail.pf - +689 42 74 18

FEBRUARY

January 30 to February 03 JAPAN’S CULTURAL FESTIVAL • Radisson Plaza Resort Hotel -Arue In order to let the Polynesians discover Japan, tour operator “South Pacific Tour” is organizing, in the House of Culture, a festival dedicated to the culture of this country. Paintings exhibition, daytime and evening entertainment will highlight this event with performances by Japanese artists. information: south pacific Tours - +689 80 35 00

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