Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Heiva i Tahiti 2009 begins

Tahiti's most colorful event of the year, Heiva I Tahiti, has started. This Festival, which includes among other things traditional dance contest, javelin throwing, outrigger canoe races and stone-lifting, is now in full swing.

This year some of the most prestigious Tahitian dance groups will return for the dancing and singing contest.

More at Tahiti Presse

4 comments:

johnb said...

Are the results of the dancing posted anywhere to be seen ? i would love to see the dancers from California and how they are doing . Photos? VIdeos?

Scott said...

Ia Orana John,

As far as we know, the dance groups from the US are going to perform this weekend or early next week in a separate venue not competing with the dance groups from Tahiti. So there is no head-to-head with O Tahiti E and the rest of the local groups. Details are hard to come by and schedules seem to fluctuate. We're try to get more information and will keep you posted as we get it. Mauruuru.

johnb said...

Thank you. My daughter is one of those performing , we were told they were dancing with the Ahutoru_Nui group from tahiti. They were suppose to dance on July 13th at the heiva.
Any information on this group would be greatly appreciated.
Johnb

mica said...

hey johnb....

i was one of the dancers with Ahutoru Nui from california, as of today we are supposed to hear the results later tonight and i should be getting a call from some of the musicans with the results... keep your fingers crossed...