13th annual Te Mahana Hiro’a Tumu O Tahiti Tahitian Dance Competition
Iaorana e te mau Ra’atira Pupu , on July 13th & 14th 2012, The Polynesian Cultural Center will be hosting its 13th Annual “Te Mahana Hiro’a Tumu O Tahiti” Tahitian Cultural Event. On behalf of the Polynesian Cultural Center and our Tahiti Event Committee, we thank you for being a part of our Heiva, “Te Mahana Hiro’a Tumu O Tahiti”.
Child: $6.00 (5-11yrs old)
Call 808-293-3333 to purchase tickets to this event.
Listed below are the categories and requirements associated with this year’s event:
Friday Evening July 13th- Tahitian Village SOLO COMPETITION (By Invitation Only)
The male or female contestant should be a former overall winner of any Heiva or Tahitian Competition or among the best in your school.
The Ra’atira Pupu may submit one male and one female contestant to represent their group.
The winners of this competition will be declared “Grand Champion Tahitian Male and Female Solo Dancers of 2012”.
THREE-MAN DRUMMING COMPETITION
Group of three drummers only (male and/or females) two substitutes will be allowed but only three drummers at a time will be allowed.
SOLO COMPETITION (male and female)
Soloist must be 4 years to 18 years old.
All participants must be 4 years to 18 years old.
SATURDAY, July 14th 2012- Pacific Theater
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. OPEN DIVISION solo and group competitions at the Pacific Theater.
The Cultural Center's Tahitian celebration is held each year about the same time as the Heiva, which traditionally was the French Polynesian observance of France's Bastille Day. Since French Polynesia obtained autonomie from France on June 29, 1974, the Heiva festival has become much more a grand celebration of Tahitian culture . . . much like the one you can enjoy at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Please plan to join us for one of our most colorful special events. Maururu (thanks).