BANABAN DANCE PERFORMANCE
2003 South Pacific Games
This was one of the largest Banaban dance performances ever conducted at the Opening Ceremony at 2003 South Pacific Games, Suva, Fiji from 28 June to 12 July 2003. Also known as the XII South Pacific Games. The Banaban group leaders and choreographers for this performance were the late Talatala Itaaka Eri and Nei Teitu.
The Games were the 12th South Pacific Games to be held since the event's inception and were the 40th anniversary of their beginnings in 1963. It was also the third time in the event's history that they had been hosted in Suva. For the first time, the Games included both traditional multi-sport event disciplines such as athletics and swimming together with region-specific and smaller events such as outrigger canoeing, surfing and lawn bowls. Almost 5,000 athletes participated in the Games.