Heiva San Diego 2017

Heiva Dance Competition 
"Dream, Dancing, Drumming, and Emotions" are the keywords of this exciting event in San Diego. Come discover with us Tahiti Ultimate Dance Competition: August 5 & 6, 2017!”


 

 

Tahitian Dance Competition



Please let us know you are planning to compete in the Ori Tahiti solo competition this year by filling out our on-line intent form.

For 2017:

Overall  award will be given to the Vahine and Tane with the highest number of points.  They will receive a Trophy and one (1) round trip airfare from LAX to Tahiti via Air Tahiti Nui to compete in the International Ori Tahiti competition which is held in late November. In the event they cannot attend they will be given the option to forfeit the ticket and be awarded $250. Decision MUST be made within 7 days of the award.
(Recipient of airline ticket responsible for paying airline tax on ticket). In the event cash prize is selected vahine with the next highest point total will be offered the ticket & invitation



Mauruuru to our Overall soloists from 2016
 


Congratulations to our OVERALL Solo Winners for 2016.
Overall Ori Soloist Tane - Ty Buendia (Tahiti Tamure)
Overall Ori Soloist Vahine - Daevona McArthur (Rau Tama Nui)

See complete list of all awards:
Download PDF Awards
See pictures of all Awards:
Awards

Mauruuru to all who competed!


Meet our Heiva San Diego Judges
 



Mr. Fabien Mara DINARD (Head Judge)


Fabien Mara Dinard lives in Tahiti he is the Director of the Artistic Conservatory of French Polynesia TE FARE UPA RAU since 2005 to this day. Established to promote education, the promotion and development of traditional and classical cultures, this settlement which is both a national music school and an administrative institution of the country is specialized in the theory and practice of music, singing, dance, classic arts and recently dramatic arts.

 

Initiated into the traditional arts from his young age Fabien Dinard has spent years practicing the ori Tahiti then became twice the best dancer in the Heiva I Tahiti. From 1994 to 2010 he led the famous professional dance troupe Temaeva as Director a multi winner group of the Heiva founded by the great choreographer Coco Hotahota.  "I would first like to welcome all fans of traditional Polynesian arts they are many bringing their greetings and dedication of Tahiti and its islands.

Passionate about dance and Polynesian music from my young age I am fully invested in our culture to which I offered my best years. My nomination as Director of the conservatory has allowed me to go further in the process of organizing these teachings: for almost ten years there are thousands of students who went through the Conservatory and all recipients are able to live and support their dance whether in a group or in a school. I also worked to deepen the approach of practicing the arts; whether traditional or classical art. Each art has its respective feature like any art joined in a common goal: universal and sharing.


From 1989 to 2009 I was a dancer then successively I became the leader of Temaeva a professional dance group. Temaeva repeatedly have been awarded for the Grand Price of the Heiva I Tahiti and participated in several Festivals of Arts of South Pacific. Temaeva remains the most awarded dance group of Heiva. There were other headlines acquired in our cultural trips around the world but the essential is elsewhere: you have to practice in a good state of mind. With passion first then with respect for the teachings and the source: TAHITI. Although dance is all about creation but it based on foundations that it is essential to acquire.


In 1996 I won the title of best dancer of Heiva I Tahiti and in 2004 Temaeva have been awarded for the Hura Tapairu. Participating in various international and Pacific festivals my travels have taught me a lot. I discovered the Cook Islands, Hawaii, Japan, South Korea, Australia, France of course, Taiwan, Samoa, New Zealand, USA and Singapore.  From 2001 to 2013 I had the honor to be a Member of the Jury into various events: Heiva I Tahiti Hura Tapairu, Heiva I Reno, Heiva I Tokyo, Heiva I Utah, Heiva I Costa Mesa. Since 2001 I am President of the Jury of the Conservatory examinations.


I noticed that the “ori Tahiti” particularly was practiced worldwide by tens of thousands of practitioners through the five continents. I do not know many others of artistic disciplines which have been so successful in recent years.  That is why we have initiated works to codify the basic steps of Ori Tahiti to proceed with the listing of traditional Tahitian dance on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. This will be an outcome, but also for each practitioner who will soon achieve a solid basis, the same for everyone.  
Good luck to you all and most importantly long live to the culture and ori Tahiti!


 


 



 


 

 

 

 

 

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Solo dance application
Heiva solo dance application
due July 26, 2017
any questions email us at:
registration@heivasandiego.com


2016 Gallery
PICTURES
Healiis at Gala Friday
Gala and Pageant
Semifinals Sunday
Finals Sunday
Group - Tina's
Group - Noelani's
Group- Tipanie O Patitifa
Group - Na Maile O'Ku Uleialoha
Awards
Download PDF Awards


Michael Lagman
Photo Booth


Lance Pecchia
Pictures from Lance

VIDEOS
You Tube videos by Bryson Kim
You Tube videos by Peter AhSue


Solo Results 2015
Download Results

2015 Dance Memories

Prelims Jrs Ages 2-17
Prelims Srs Ages 18+
Semifinals
Finals
You Tube videos

Micheal Lagman
Photobooth Pictures

Peter Ahsue
You Tube videos

Nelson Javier
You Tube Videos

Lance Pecchia
Bali Hai
Concourse

Solo Results 2014
Download results

2014 Dance Memories

Bryson Kim
Hura Tahiti Nui
Solo Prelims Ages 4 - 7
Solo Prelims Ages 18 and up
Solo Semifinals
Fashion Show
You Tube videos


Micheal Lagman
Photobooth Pictures

Solo Semifinals

Eric Lelina
Event pictures

Peter Ahsue
You Tube videos

Nelson Javier
You Tube videos
 

Dance Archives

2013
Solo Prelims
Solo Awards

Ahuturu Nui Performance
Lokelanis Group Performance
Kuilima Group Performance


2012

Solo Prelims
Solo Finals

Group Exhibition
Saturday photobooth
Sunday photobooth


2011
Solo Prelims
Solo Finals

Competition Results

Gala Night

Media
Photography by Bryson Kim
Bryson Facebook Page
bkimphotography.com


and Mike Lagman
Michael Facebook Page
michaellagman.com