A dance group in Fiji have gained a fresh perspective on their performance art form with the help of New Zealand choreographer Sarah Foster-Sproull.
The VOU dance group whose name means "new" in Fijian spent last week with Ms Foster-Sproull working on a new contemporary piece called Mataqali Drift.
Ms Foster-Sproull has worked with leading choreographers and dance companies in New Zealand including Footnote Dance and the New Zealand Dance Company.
Speaking on Friday last week from Suva she said it was rewarding sharing her knowledge, perspective and experience with students from VOU and the Fiji National University.
"In terms of contemporising Pacific content, I can't speak with a tremendous amount of expertise in that area. But I do know what I enjoy aesthetically about performance and that is certainly what the VOU dancers are delivering within this show."
Sarah Foster-Sproull's visit included a public lecture and culminated in the performance of a new contemporary piece by the VOU dance group on Friday and the launching of their revamped website, www.voufiji.com