At Black Pearl Designs, there's not much more requested than a glimpse of the Tahitian dance performed in its islands of origin. Many dancers have asked if we have DVD's of the competitions. Unfortunately we don't have them... yet. We were however advised of a new service provided by the Institut de la Communication Audiovisuelle. At the site there are video clips of the 2001 Heiva I Tahiti competition. There are 21 clips on the site highlighting arguably one of Heiva I Tahiti's most vibrant and celebrated years of competition.
We've gone ahead and found a translation (into English) of the site and are providing it here for you to enjoy. It's not perfect, but you'll get the gist of it. If you look around, you'll also see that you can purchase some of the DVD videos. But be advised of the long process and possible extra customs duties that might be involved. We're working on eliminating that step for our domestic US orders and making them available on our website.
In the meantime, here's the link:
Heiva I Tahiti 2001 (English translation)
Heiva I Tahiti 2001 (original French edition)