Monday, February 28, 2011
Get Ready for the 32nd Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete
One of the key elements to the success of this event is the division of beginning and advanced dancers. "This enables advanced/professional performers to compete at a higher level and truly challenge their capabilities," states the history documents of the event. "At the same time this also allows the beginner/intermediate dancers to gain experience and be awarded for their progress." It remains the only event that has a beginner category.
Tickets are $15 each, Children (5-12) $11. Adult 3 Day Pass is $39 (Children $29). For more information, call Pacifica (209) 726-1925 (10am-6pm, M-F) or visit the event website at www.kikiraina.com
In addition to being a venue to showcase the visual art of Tahitian dance, music and costume, the printed program for the event highlights artwork and written compositions of Polynesian design. Be sure to pick up your copy. Feel free to submit your work. We'll be watching.
If you'd like to read more about the event, here is a history written by Eric "Ka'ahele" Morales, of how it all started.