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The Orleans Hotel & Casino

4500 West Tropicana Avenue

Las Vegas, NV 89103

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This stellar, weeklong cultural arts event will be a celebration of all things Polenesia!

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The Polenesia Arts and Cultural Foundation, in partnership with He Fenua Consultants, Boyd Gaming, BRad Studios, and The Orleans Hotel and Casino is proud to announce the 1st Annual Polenesia Arts and Cultural Festival. This stellar, week-long cultural arts event will be a celebration of all things Polenesia (Polynesian). Our purpose is to highlight the aspects of Polynesian pride and identity throughout the Pacific and across the North American continent. We believe that Las Vegas serves as the ideal location to host this prestigious event due to its prime geographic location.

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  • The Art Expo Polenesia - A venue to celebrate the diversity of artistic talent across the Pacific, while increasing artistic awareness among the general public and offering educational opportunities to other artists and art aficionados. The Art Expo Polenesia will bring the talents and expressions of our unique traditional, contemporary visual, and material artists together under one roof for this special celebration. A wide range of artists, crafters, and entertainers will be featured and will include those focused in: fashion and design apparel, painting and drawing, photography and mixed media, sculpture and woodworking (including traditional weaponry), jewelry, fiber arts, ceramics, and traditional cultural implements or instruments.
  • PACC Convention Assembly - Presenters include a stellar assembly of master dance teachers, famed artisans, healing art practitioners and physicians, professors and educators, lawyers, scientists, athletes, musical entertainers, authors and storytellers, producers, actors, directors, and other cultural specialists. Topics for these presentations include: ha’i mo’olelo (ancestral stories), tatau (body markings), traditional dance and music, fitness and health, fine arts, traditional wayfinding, economic and environmental sustainability, native rights issues, ocean and land resource management, and cultural protocol. Some featured presenters include: Mehana Hind, Hailama Farden, Dr. Failautusi, Hina Wong, Kahanuola Solatorio, Kilin Reece, Raiatea Helm, Starr Kalahiki, Kumu Chinky Mahoe.
  • Fenua Féte - will showcase the enormous talent of the Polenesia people around the world. This féte-styled gala would celebrate both the rich heritage of traditional music and dance unique to each island group and a sampling of the world’s finest Polenesia performers in various genres including: classical music and opera, rock, pop, rhythm and blues, jazz, reggae, country, and a special genre unique to this festival known as World Soul.
  • Polenesia International Film Festival - This event will showcase films focused on Polynesian-based cultural themes, stories, and/or issues. Additionally, films that were primarily filmed within Polenesia landscapes (Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Rapa Nui, Rarotonga, Fiji, New Zealand, Marquesas) will be shown. A premiere opening gala event will be held to launch newly acclaimed films. Wherein feasible, special guest film commentators, such film producers or actors, would participate in Q&A segments at selected viewings.
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