Last night I went to see a performance of Vula, a magical play from a New Zealand based group of actors. The cast of Vula came to Guam at the invitation of Peter Onedera, Guam’s resident playwright, after he was captivated by their performance at last year’s Festival of the Pacific Arts in Palau.
Vula was an otherwordly performance. The four actors appeared in a series of vignettes intertwining the lagoon and the lives of Pacific Islander women. The entire stage is a pool of water, and the women spent their time fishing, washing, splashing, and floating in the pool to an ethereal score. It was mesmerizing.