MOTU HAKA + 3RD GENERATION + ACCEPTABLE FALLOUT
It is a fight for history, for identity. A fight for future generations; a fight for humanity. This is the fight of the Marquesas Islands. For more than 40 years, the members of the ''Motu Haka'' association have traveled the islands of the Marquesas archipelago to collect, save and promote whole sections of their culture. A culture scarred by decades of administrative and religious bans; a culture of which only shreds remained. Thanks to their commitment, their courage, their unfailing determination, they have restored to the Marquesan people the pride of their origins. The songs, the dances, the tattoos, the legends, the culinary arts... are more vibrant than ever and are expressed with force on the occasion of Matavaa: the ''Festival of traditional arts of the Marquesas Islands'', which over the years has become , one of the major events in the Polynesian world. They gave their fight the name of “Motu Haka” which means “Gathering” and faced with the challenges of the contemporary world, the Festival that they carry with fervor sends an essential message to the world: “Stay awake! PLAYS WITH: ACCEPTABLE FALLOUT Exploring America’s nuclear history in the Marshall Islands and the health hazards still faced by its citizens at home and in the US decades later, ACCEPTABLE FALLOUT unveils the decades of secrecy, broken promises, radiation exposure, rising sea levels and a global pandemic and asks what it means to take responsibility, how our own histories get hidden, and what it takes to earn a long-since broken trust. 3RD GENERATION A crowd rises to decry the fallout from nuclear testing in French Polynesia through speech, music and dance. People call for justice and recognition of the horrors engendered by the experiments in the Pacific. 3RD GENERATION is a short dance piece that captures and denounces the effects of French nuclear tests on three generations.