FESTIVAL OF ARTS INVITES MADANG THEATER GROUP

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FESTIVAL OF
ARTS INVITES MADANG THEATER GROUP

MADANG, Papua New Guinea (October 26, 1999 – Post-Courier)---A Madang traditional theater group has been chosen to take part in the Festival of Arts in New Caledonia next year.

The Hidodo Arts Theatre Group from Riwo, which was established in April 1998, has been performing at workshops and school festivals in and around Madang for almost two years.

Director Alois Bilas said the members of the group were proud to be from Madang and to have the opportunity to preserve and strengthen Madang’s cultures and traditions.

"We want to secure and protect our culture. We will not sell our traditions until copyright legislation is place,'' he said.

Mr. Bilas said Madang had a unique culture, which the group was in the process of promoting.

The group recently gave a performance during the Pacific Island Law Officers meeting.

For additional reports from The Post-Courier, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Newspapers/The Post-Courier (Papua New Guinea).

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