Heiva San Diego Cultural Village



REVA TAHITI PRODUCTIONS  is a cultural organization dedicated to promote friendship, understanding and cultural awareness between the people of French Polynesia and the United States through dancing, singing, education and the cultural arts.
We do this at Weekend in Tahiti through dance workshops as well as displaying Tahitian arts and crafts.


ORI Workshops
Mauruuru to Océane Ehrhardt for coming to San Diegoand conducting an Ori Tahiti workshop.


Océane Ehrhardt

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CRAFT Workshops


Tifaifai workshop by Yvette Temauri.
  Cost will be $15 for each class.
For information contact Hinanui at: heiva.sponsors@gmail.com




 


Meet our Culture Team


 

Eric Gresset
Eric Gresset - born in Tahiti in 1965, I come from the Australs Archipelagoes. I tattooed for 30 years now. I lived many years in France and discovered my artistic vocation very late. I am a self – taught artist, when I started, I’ve tattooed myself. I work only by word-of-mouth referrals The base/origin is the marquisian, and I think we all began with marquisian style, we’ve been influenced by that. And then I have created my own style, my own delirium. I have a mix of different cultures in my work, which gives me a particular style, but that still local, Polynesian. I come from the Australs, island of Rurutu, which influences me a lot. I have made researches, some of my family helped me, while there is no writings in Australs, and little by little I have created a style, based on patterns from the Australs, and I am particular in this area. My commitment in the Heiva San Diego is to help and give my time for a good cause! Eric will be in San Diego from August 5, 2015 for a few limited weeks.
Eric Gresset, famed Tahitian tattoist, will be available for tattoo appointments in 2016:
heiva.sponsors@gmail.com
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Yvette Tapea Temauri
Yvette Tapea Temauri was born in August 7, 1948 at Vaiaau-Raiatea located in the Leeward Islands of French Polynesia. In 1963, she migrated to Tahiti to attend the high school at the Protestant College of Pomare IV, she became a teacher for a short time then worked as secretary for an insurance company. From 1966 to 2002, after attending a pastoral training and confirmed her commitment to her Church Community, Yvette pursued theological studies in Suva, Fiji with her husband, Yvette has dedicated her time between her family life and the Protestant Church volunteering to participate in cooperative missions and pastoral exchange both in French Polynesia and the Pacific Islands, which earned her a great experience in this field.
Expert in the art of the Titaifai (patchwork) making which is a true symbol of Polynesian crafts practiced in any traditional and festive event, Yvette took part in the Heiva San Diego 2014 wishing to transmit her knowledge. The same year, Yvette joined Heiva San Diego Committee as Vice-Chair. 
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Danee Hazama
Danee has been shooting professionally since 1984 working for major international  clients while being based in Tahiti. His passions are photography, culture, people and exploration.
Danee’s first introduction to canoes was at the 1992 South Pacific Festival of  Arts in Rarotonga with the theme of voyaging. There he met voyagers and like minded people connected with the canoe. Little did he know how this cultural endeavor would unfold for him in his future. He had the opportunity photographically, to participate in documenting the canoes on a project with National Geographic Channel. He later became a crewmember that sailed around the Pacific on a Polynesian Voyaging Canoe navigating by the stars  The other canoe projects he participated in were with the Taiwan Indigenous peoples 2008, Tribute to Mau with the Hawaiian’s in 2011, Te Mana O Te Moana with the Pacific Voyagers in 2012/13 and  Waka Tapu with the Maori’s in 2013.
Danee received an award for as “Adventurer of the Year” by the Los Angeles Adventurers Club in 2013 and was a TED x speaker. He served as the project photographer for the UNESCO World Heritage Site nomination Marae Taputapuatea in Raiatea and was selected to be one of Air Tahiti Nui’s, Ambassadors as well  as a Tahiti Nui Explorers.

Danee Hazama Website