Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Heiva i Tahiti 2008

Heiva i Tahiti - the original, the one that started it all. Sometimes called "Tahiti Fete" and sometimes called "Tiurai Festival", the Heiva i Tahiti takes place each year during the month of July. Activities take place on all islands and include not only the largest Tahitian dance competition in the world, but also traditional sporting events including javelin throwing, stone lifting, coconut tree climbing and canoe racing.

The main dance competition takes place at Place To'ata in the middle of Papeete, Tahiti. The competition is spread out over several days and brings together the best dance groups throughout French Polynesia. On Tuesday, July 8, 2008, opening ceremonies commence and the competition runs through Saturday, July 12, 2008. Results will be announced the following Thursday, July 17, 2008 and Final performances from winning soloists and dancers will conclude the competition on Friday, July 18, 2008.

As always, the schedule is subject to change.


Tuesday, July 8, 2008
7:30 pm - Opening Ceremony

8:15-10:00 pm - Solo Competition

Scheduled soloists from dance groups
Group 1: Nohoarii, Nonahere, Teata Maohi, and Ahutoru Nui

Group 2: Tamarii Teahupoo, Tamarii Tipaerui, Te Ui No Pare Nui, and Toerau Tarehu


Wednesday, July 9, 2008
7:00 pm - Group Category - Creation
NOHOARII

8:00 pm - Song Category
Tarava Raromatai
TAMARII TIPAERUI

Tarava Tuhaa Pae
TOERAU TAREHU

9:00 pm - Group Category - Creation
NONAHERE


Thursday, July 10, 2008
7:00 pm - Song Category
tarava raromatai
TE IU NO PARE NUI

7:30 pm - Group Category - Heritage
TEATA MAOHI

8:30 pm - Song Category
Tarava Tahiti
VAIARI NUI

Tarava Tahiti
TAMARII MATAIEA

9:20 pm - Group Category - Creation
AHUTORU NUI


Friday, July 11, 2008
7:00 pm - Song Category
Tarava Raromatai
TEHAU NUI NO PIRAE UTA

7:30 pm - Dance Category - Creation
TAMARII TEAHUPOO

8:30 pm - Song Category
Tarava Tahiti
TAMARII PAPARA

Tarava Tuhaa Pae
HAUTIMATEA

9:20 pm - Dance Category - Heritage
TAMARII TIPAERUI


Saturday, July 12, 2008
7:00 pm - Song Category
Tarava Tahiti
UI API NO ARUE

7:30 pm - Dance Category - Heritage
TE IU NO PARE NUI

8:30 pm - Song Category
Tarava Raromatai
TEMARAMA

Tarava Raromatai
TAMARII FANATEA

9:20 pm - Dance Category - Heritage
TOERAU TAREHU


Thursday, July 17, 2008
7:00 pm - Welcome

7:15 pm - Song Category
Awards Ceremony

8:45 pm - Dance Awards Ceremony


Friday, July 18, 2008
7:00-10:45 pm - Welcome

Song Category Award Winners Exhibition
Group and Soloist Category Award Winners Exhibition

1 comment:

CHIN said...

heiva 2008 began last night with the ceremony of kava and the compet of best danser you can already find great pictures here :
http://www.lifeislove.eu/photos/Heiva%202008/Kava%20Meilleur(e)%20Danseur(se)/index.html