Tahiti Nui International re-announces Heiva I Honolulu 2014, March 21 and 22 at the Waikiki Shell. General Admission tickets will go on sale February 1, 2014 via the Neal Blaisdell ticket box office. Heiva I Honolulu will feature the Solo Competition, Overall Solo Competition, and Group Competitions, including the Tamari'i, Mama Ruau, Hura Ava Tau, and Hura Tau group dance divisions. Local and visiting vendors will be featured on-site with a variety of polynesian and tahitian cultural arts and crafts, and clothing.
For more information, feel free to contact us:
Groups & Soloists ~ Rose Perreira, email@example.com
Vendors ~ Tamara Ulima, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors, Press, Community ~ Mana Mo'o, email@example.com
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ~
Heiva I Las Vegas 2013 has been reduced to a one day event. All solo and group categories will run back to back, November 16, 2013. A schedule of the November 16, 2013 lineup will be posted shortly.
If you have any questions, or have further need for more information do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone.
Tahiti Nui International
The tahitian culture is so vibrant here in Japan. Where in the world can you find people who would battle a typhoon to gather at a place to sing and dance and give praises to a culture? Yes it happened here at Heiva i Japan. Thank you to all the participants who shared the joy of winning and shed tears of defeat, "we" are all winners. Together, we forged a lifetime of friendship through a culture that is love and respected. That's winning!
A special "mauruuru roa" to all the Ra'atira pupu for teaching your student to love "our" culture and bring dignity to the name "Tahiti". An immense gratitude to all of our judges for your kindgness, your fairness, and your expertise. To our house drummers, Allen Ramento of Here Tama Nui, you rocked the place with your amazing talent.
To Kenzo Tanaka and our Japan team, "wow" you guys are simply amazing, never questioning, never demanding, but simply "getting things done". And of course I couldn't just end my thoughts without expressing my profound gratitude to my entire staff, especially Mana Mo'o you are awesome, Richard, Jon, Norko, and Nene, man what a team!
Thank you God for this time, this moment, THIS LIFE!
Na roto i te a'au ha'eha'a...Mauruuru e Ia Ora I te Ori Tahiti.
Participant registration is now open for those of you who are joining us as a group, solo, and/or vendor for Heiva i Las Vegas 2013. The documents can be downloaded from our website individually or as a packet by clicking on the links below.
2013 Heiva i Las Vegas Registration Packet
2013 Participant Invitation Letter
2013 General Information
2013 2013 Dates to Remember
If you have any questions or need additional information or help, please contact Rose Perreira, firstname.lastname@example.org or Mana Mo'o, email@example.com.
Tahiti Nui International
AND the Heiva I Honolulu Winners are...
Second Place, Puahinano, Ra'atira Pupu Pualani Horiuchi
UPDATED: March 25, 2013 2:04pm
2013 Heiva I Honolulu Solo Competition Results:
Tamahine 4-6 years of age
First Place Mariah Oliveros-Nau, TO'ERAU MANU RAHI
Second Place Dallas Deuz, MAOHI NUI
Third Place Tianna Wailehua, MAOHI NUI
Tamaroa 4-6 years of age
First Place Mose Lilo, MAOHI NUI
Second Place Maviri Gauthier, TAHITI MANA
Tamahine 7-10 years of age
First Place Tiani Bello, MERAHI PRODUCTIONS
Second Place Alana Nicely, HERETAMA NUI
Third Place Malia Pedro, HERETAMA NUI
Tamaroa 7-10 years of age
First Place Yuri Kyan, PUAHINANO
Second Place Alize Kinimaka, MAOHI NUI
Third Place Shane Kinimaka, MAOHI NUI
Tamahine 11-13 years of age
First Place Destiny-Rose Battaya, IA ORA O TAHITI NUI
Second Place Sierrah Baldomero, MAOHI NUI
Third Place Mariah Salinas, TE MANA O TE RA
Tamaroa 11-13 years of age
First Place Darien Panday, TO'ERAU MANU RAHI
Second Place Naoshi Ahiya, PUAHINANO
Third Place Maru Irei, PUAHINANO
Tamahine 14-17 years of age
First Place Tehani Perkins, TE VAI URA NUI
Second Place Brooke Leslie, HERETAMA NUI
Third Place Abagail Manalac, NEMENZO
Tamaroa 14-17 years of age
First Place Anthony Petersen, NEMENZO
Second Place Jeshuahn Uta, TE VAI URA NUI
Vahine 18-21 years of age
First Place Chelsea Clement, MAOHI NUI
Second Place Alexa Ashley Cezar, TIARE URA O TAHITI
Third Place Kayla Fontanilla, NEMENZO
Tane 18-21 years of age
First Place Okuto Horiuchi, PUAHINANO
Second Place Keenan Chun, TAHITI MANA
Third Place Damon Bannag Jr., NEMENZO
Vahine 22-26 years of age
First Place Poerava Goo, TAHITI TOA
Second Place Heather Ruth, TE VAI URA NUI
Third Place Ayumi Asano, TOKARIGA KALOKEMELEMELE
Tane 22-26 years of age
First Place Teva Takafumi Gima, PUAHINANO
Second Place Shane Galicia, TIARE URA O TAHITI
Third Place Yoshichika Gima, PUAHINANO
Vahine 27-35 years of age
First Place Michelle Baker, NEMENZO
Second Place Desiree Woodward-Lee, NEMENZO
Third Place Mareva Anderson, TE ORI TAHITI HERE
Tane 27-35 years of age
First Place Anthony Ing, NEMENZO
Second Place Jerrold Martinez, TIARE URA O TAHITI
Third Place Jerome Kaleikoa Pave, HERETAMA NUI
Vahine 36-45 years of age
First Place Tomoko Hanada, TE ORI TAHITI HERE
Second Place Analyn Koeger, MAOHI NUI
Third Place Herenui Ayuka Hattori, PUAHINANO
Tane 36-45 years of age
First Place Secca Tanuvasa, MAOHI NUI
Second Place Daniel Sherman, TE VAI URA NUI
Third Place Rey Manalac, NEMENZO
First Place Marilyn Aquino, NEMENZO
First Place Lawakua Gabriel, MANUTAHI
From the Solo Competition held Thursday, March 21, 2013, we move gracefully to the Awards Ceremony being held today, Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Waikiki Shell.
Mike Bambi photos here... https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.583734624978346.1073741846.100000254418146&type=1
The Ceremony is scheduled for 2:30pm today, shortly after the lunch break, where competitors in yesterday's elimination rounds and final round were vying for champion, second, and third place awards. Yesterday's solo rounds portrayed the best in tahitian dance outside of French Polynesia with representatives from dance schools from Japan, the mainland USA and Hawaii. The first place finishers will compete yet again on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:00am for the titles of Best Male and Best Female solo dancer at Heiva I Honolulu 2013 and will be awarded a roundtrip air and hotel to Tokyo, Japan to perform at Heiva I Japan 2013 in September.
Drumming groups will be competing similarly, for the chance for five of their team members to travel to Japan to perform as house drummers of Heiva I Japan 2013. Group events begin today, Friday, March 22, 2013 with most Hura Ava Tau (Jr.) groups performing, one Hura Tau (Sr.) group closing the night, and an exhibition by one of Tahiti's own dance schools, O Raineari'i, directed by Hearani Salmon. Here is a summary of today's schedule:
9:00 am Gates Open to Public
10:30 am Opening Day Introductions
11:00 am Group Events begin
1:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Awards Ceremony
3:30 pm Group Events continue
8:00 pm End of Day
General Admission tickets can be purchased on-site at the Waikiki Shell box office. $15 Adult $10 Child, children under 4 free, a $1 ticket fee may apply.
Waikiki is about to be HIT with the HEAT of Heiva I Honolulu!
Today at the Waikiki Shell, Maeva I Patitifa of the north shore of Oahu, will pound the airwaves with their syncopated beats for all participants of the annual Solo Competition scheduled to begin at 10:00am HST. Solo competitors in nine age divisions will compete for first, second, and third place awards which will be announced, Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Solo Competition Awards Ceremony at the Waikiki Shell, 2:30pm HST.
Here is a summary timeline of today's event:
9:00am Waikiki Shell gates open to the public
10:00am Introduction of Judges and Maeva I Patitifa
10:30am Solo Competition Round 1
12:30pm Solo Competition Round 2
3:30pm Final Round
7:00pm Waikiki Shell gates close to the public
The venue will be filled with vendors, representing local food and polynesian art and handicrafts. Here is a list:
Black Pearl Designs
Island Pearl Creations
Alofa's Custom Design
Huli Huli Hawaii
Mami's Tahitian Creation
Tahiti Instruments by Fatu
PRESS RELEASE –
We are less than a week away from Hawaii's most renown Tahitian dance and music event. With a full schedule of tahitian song and dance from local, japanese, and mainland groups, new awards and prizes, guest performances, arts and crafts, and more...the Waikiki Shell will be the HOTTEST spot next weekend, March 21-23. General Admission tickets are on sale at the Waikiki Shell Box Office each day of the event, OR in advance from the Neil Blaisdell Ticket Office or via Ticketmaster.com.
Gates will open daily at 9:00am. The event start time will vary daily and end time is dependent on the days events, but the venue closes daily at 9pm.
We are still taking solo entry registration through March 20, 2013. Group entries are CLOSED. We have a line up of groups that will be categorized as the best entertainment in Waikiki next weekend; hot lineups both Friday and Saturday. Thursday will be fun filled with Soloists, performing their best for the titles of Best Female and Best Male dancers in tahitian dance. There will be guest performances by local artists and groups, as well as a performance group from Tahiti next weekend. Local designers will be on stage to exhibit the latest in tahitian clothing and costume.
Don't miss it! Buy your tickets early, see you there.
An advanced announcement to all attending, please be aware PARKING will be limited due to multiple events taking place in and around the Waikiki Shell.
We are less than three weeks away to Heiva I Honolulu 2013! A more detailed schedule will be published shortly, however, keep in mind the following as you plan:
Thursday, March 21 - Solo Competition (1st, 2nd and Final Rounds)
Friday, March 22 - Solo Award Ceremony & Jr. Division Group Presentations
Saturday, March 23 - Solo Overall Competition (First Places) & Sr. Division Group Presentations & Awards Ceremony
Each day, the Waikiki Shell gates open to the public at 9:00am, and program start time is 10:00am. Parking is limited around the Waikiki Shell and Kapiolani Park.
As a note for participating groups and soloists, please calendar the following deadlines if you haven't already:
March 1 - T-shirt and Novelties pre-order deadline
March 7 - Solo Application deadline (no late fee)
March 13 - Group Ticket pre-order deadline
March 15 - Group lyrics and performance summary (Ahupurotu, Aparima)
March 18 - Group lyrics and performance summary (Overall Otea, Tamarii Otea)
Additionally, the schedule for group staging is complete (Ahupurotu, Aparima, Overall Otea, Tamaraii Otea). If you have missed the t-shirt and novelties pre-order deadline and have an interest, please contact Rose Perreira, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those GROUPS that have missed the application and fees submission deadline of February 15, please contact Rose Perreira via email, email@example.com.
Groups that are participating, please send us your group bio, summary of performance and photo, as well as a photo of your ra'atira pupu no later than February 22, 2013. We strive to compile a complete souvenir program for event guests and appreciate the timeliness of your submissions.
Participating Vendors, your deadline was February 15, 2013 as well. If you have a late entry, or need more information, please contact Tamara Ulima, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just another reminder to solo entry submissions, your deadline is March 7, 2013. Please remember to read all the rules and regulations of this Heiva competition. We look forward to seeing more solo participants with the new awards for top male and top female.
Should you have any other inquiries, do not hesitate to contact Rose Perreira, email@example.com or Mana Mo'o, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This video is of our Hura Ava Tau 2012 Champions, TAMATOA.
(Note: Drumming group travel maximum member capacity TBA. Workshops dependent upon registration minimums.)
Event Date Reminder:
March 21 Solo Competition
March 22 Solo Award Ceremony & Group Competition
March 23 Overall Solo Competition & Group Competition
For additional information or inquiry, please contact Rose Perreira via email, email@example.com.
IA ORANA everyone!