I love the Olympics - the opening ceremony WOW what a amazing achievement in staging, production, artistic direction....... you name it Danny Boyle you rock. I loved how Great Britian took pride in telling the story of their history thru thearte, music, cinematography, film, fashion and comedy. Now that would suggest that the govenment bodies in Great Britian recognse the importance of the Arts and support it to the levels that result in award winning directors and epic opening ceremonies. Now the Cook is a long way off opening ceremonies of this calibre but the message is simple support art and look what can be achieved!!!!!!
As you guys know Motone is about staging events in Rarotonga and the Pacific. We are honest about what can be acheived and know what can be delivered and more inportantly what can't.
In the events and festival game you are far better off knowing your limitations than having dellusions that you can deliver huge events when you don't have the skilled labour nor the toys and venues to make them happen. So I have had some really out there conversations with some people who although have the best intentions and want to see big events here don't seem to grasp that we need to upskill our labour force, focus on the events we currently have building on those and fund when you have the dollars people who are succeeding and delivering instead of dicking them around. Yeah can you hear me..........you see I have a propsoal in for a small amount of $ to bring a tech expert in to the country and some equip to stage a show in October - yes DIVAS and do you think I can get an answer about whether I can get support to run a workshop for our local techs, provide worldclass sound at our gig and showcase to our tourists that we can hold the best events here!!! Well apparently not!!!!
Anyone of the Motone crew and associated clever people who have admin rights!