The windward side of Oahu has been without a Tahitian dance event for quite awhile. However, that has now been remedied. Today, Charelle Silva, of Mehetia Productions announced the 1st Annual Mehetia Fete to be held on Saturday, October 17, 2009. Activities will take place at the King Intermediate Gym and run from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm.
Soloist will compete in the morning and groups will compete in the afternoon. House drummers will provide the backdrop during the soloist competition. Groups will be competing in several categories including Otea, Aparima, Ori Rau and Ahuroa. An awards ceremony will conclude the event in the evening. General admission tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the door or online.
Groups and soloists interested may download applications and rules online on the event website. The deadline to submit group entry forms is August 8, 2009. Soloist application deadline is September 19, 2009. Sponsors and vendors may also download information on the website.