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The Palau Program

Applied Arts:
Demonstrations and displays of wood/stone carving, weaving, jewelry, tattooing, fiber and dyes, drawing, design and illustration, cloth and fiber making, plastic arts, pottery, and papermaking.

Culinary Arts: Showcasing the artistry of cooking native dishes of countries’ own selection.

Literary Arts: Display, sale and reading of literature on the Pacific Islands. Writing workshop.

Natural History: Human’s co-dependency with nature. Exhibits, demonstrations, and organized excursions that deliver the theme through natural, historical and cultural significance of local sites.

Navigation and Canoeing: Arrival of canoes ceremony, display and demonstration of navigation, canoe building, traditional regattas and canoe racing, oratory/exchange seminars with traditional navigating experts, canoe builders and paddlers.

Performing Arts: Traditional dances, dances and musical concerts, band and instrumental concerts, storytelling, theater/drama, poetry, instrumental recitals, and an ecumenical service on Sunday. Jam House.

Symposium: Issues related to the history and development of the arts and cultures of the Pacific Islands. Topics linking cultural and nature preservation are encouraged.

Traditional Architecture: Exhibits showcasing the knowledge and expertise of traditional architecture of the Pacific. Each country sets up a replica of their traditional village or community setting.

Traditional Healing Arts: Demonstration, presentation and display of medicinal plants, preparations, massage, and other non-pharmacological methods.

Traditional Skills and Games: Kite flying and demonstration of each country’s choice of a typical traditional game.

Visual Arts: Contemporary art such as paintings, drawings, photography, prints and sculpture.

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