Viva Eclectika 2020!
The Viva Eclectika 2020 Intercultural Music and Dance Contest will be held on Saturday August 8 at 7pm. We’re looking for groups that want to be a part of promoting understanding between cultures by creating a fusion dance for intercultural friendship in NZ!
$6500 in prizes are up for grabs for the performing groups – first prize is $3000, second prize is $2000, third prize is $1000, and there is a $500 prizes for the highly recommended item.
Want to know more about Viva Eclectika? Keep scrolling for more information!
Enter Viva Eclectika!
The next Viva Eclectika event will be held on August 8 2020. We are seeking registrations from New Zealand’s diverse performing communities to win great prizes at this event. Your item must showcase aspects of at least two cultures, in a way that takes the best of each culture and weaves them together into a new and creative whole. If your performing group represents a single culture, we are more than happy to help you find a group from another culture to fuse with!
Use the register link above to sign up your group for this fantastic event!
Volunteer for Viva Eclectika 2018
The Viva Eclectika event only happens thanks to the hard work of our volunteers and we need more of them! We have a small committee that meets monthly to plan for the event and other smaller events that we run. We also need a huge number of volunteers to help run the event itself. If you are interested in joining us and making a positive difference to race relations in New Zealand please use the Contact Us link above.
About Viva Eclectika
Have you got the V Factor?
Viva Eclectika is Aotearoa’s Intercultural Dance and Music Biennial Challenge, organised by the NZ Asia Association to bridge cultures through dance and art.
The first event was held in 1999 and has been successfully run as a performance showcase of the best and brightest talents in our dance community. Viva Eclectika offers communities a platform to recreate dance/music which fuses aspects from their own culture with that of at least one other different culture to forge positive relations in the community.
The aims of the event are:
• To promote unity, goodwill and understanding, and to nurture positive race relations in the general community of New Zealand through intercultural dance and music.
• To enrich the New Zealand-Asian cultural experience through a fusion of Asian dance and music with New Zealand’s diverse cultures.
About the New Zealand-Asia Association (NZAA) Inc.
Viva Eclectika is organised by the New Zealand-Asia Association (NZAA) Incorporated. Formed in 1993, our mission is to promote unity, goodwill and understanding between the peoples of Asia and New Zealand. We are honoured to have The Late Right Reverend Sir Paul Reeves as our Patron.
New Zealand Diversity Action Award
The organiser of Viva Eclectika, NZAA Inc was honoured to be one of the twelve recipients of the 2014 New Zealand Diversity Action Award presented by the Governor-General, Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mataparae. The award is in recognition of NZAA’s outstanding contribution to diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Counting down to Viva Eclectika 2020!