We are excited to announce a a brand new event celebrating Tahitian culture!
Tahiti Mana in collaboration with Waikiki Beach Walk® present
Heiva i Waikiki 2016
held at Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza Lawn & Stage
Ori Tahiti Dance Competition held at the beautiful Hawaii Theatre
Heiva i Waikiki will be a celebration of Tahitian
Culture featuring Tahitian Dance, Music, Crafts, & Traditional
Contestants from all over the world will come together to celebrate
the vibrant culture of Tahiti and to compete for trophies in Ori Tahiti,
Tahitian Dance, as well as Tu'aro Ma'ohi, Traditional Sports.
The Saturday event is FREE for spectators! The Sunday event tickets are available for purchase at the Hawaii Theatre Box Office. Call the Box Office directly to avoid online convenience fees after viewing available seats online.
More information on Hotel discounts, participant registration, and all event details will be at www.heivaiwaikiki.com
Heiva I Waikiki also has it's own Facebook page and Instagram for the latest updates!
Heiva i Kaua'i was a great experience for Tahiti Mana Dance Troupe, not only for being able to enjoy the natural beauty of Kaua'i, performing for an enthusiastic crowd, and dancers/musicians sharing a moving performance on stage together; but to top off the entire experience, Tahiti Mana won 1st in Group Ote'a, Group Aparima, and Drumming; out of 4 groups. All the wins led to the highest honor of 'Overall' title.
The story was a continuation of the Hono'ura legend, picking up where we left off at Heiva i Honolulu 2014. This legend has become very close to our hearts as we have explored it deeply in order to understand the meaning and significance of this ancient legend. It tells of a child born deformed who grew up to be the protector of his village.
Mauruuru Kaua'i for having us!
For the first time in the history of the Heiva i Tahiti, outsiders were invited to participate in the island country's Traditional Sports Competition (Heiva Tu'aro Ma'ohi). The Heiva i Tahiti is famous for it's stunning dance presentations, but the Heiva Tu'aro is a also a big part of the month long cultural celebration.
Tahiti invited athletes to represent Hawaii, New Zealand, Rapa Nui, and Rarotonga. 5 Tane from Tahiti Mana represented Hawaii and trained under Rimatara sport champion, Tetaria. It was a great honor and culturally rich experience to be a part of this historic event. More photos from this exciting event can be found on our Facebook Page.Mauruuru Tahiti!
Tahiti Mana is the Grand Champion of Heiva I Honolulu 2014! After bringing the ancient legend of Hono'ura to life on stage at the Waikiki Shell, Tahiti Mana was awarded with 1st place Ote'a, Best Ote'a Costume, Best Aparima, Best Original Aparima, Best Ute, Best Couple, Best Ra'atira, 1st place Ahupurotu, Best Fact Sheet, and Group of the Year. We would like to thank all our supporters for believing in us and allowing us the opportunity to share our passion for Tahitian music & dance with the world. Mauruuru ia outou pauroa! Thank you everyone!
Heiva i Honolulu 2013 was a great success! Mauruuru to everyone who supported Tahiti Mana in this project. We'd like to share with everyone a video montage of our journey. Footage by Kainalu Hecomovich, edited by Ravahere Shastid.