‘Ori Tahiti Nui promotes the conservation, development, promotion and awareness of all aspects of Polynesian culture throughout Polynesia and the world, especially dance, music and artisanal arts. The first day of the ORI TAHITI NUI SOLO COMPETITION was incredible, about 300 persons participated to this contest. For this 4th edition, Tumata Robinson and Manouche Lehartel added the 1st Annual ‘Ori Tahiti World Championships are open to dancers 18-35 who have already won a local or international Heiva competition.
For this first day, it has 3 categories that are:
the soloist category, the mehura category and duet category.
The schedule 2015
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 (MORNING)
MATISSE ROOM : Junior Tama 8:00am – 12:30pm followed by awards for the top 3 dancers and the most beautiful costumes.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 (AFTERNOON)
MATISSE ROOM : Mehura (groups of five, male or female or mixed). 2:30pm (awards around 5:00pm).
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 (MORNING)
MATISSE ROOM : Adults ‘Arioi 8:30am – 12:30pm.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 (AFTERNOON)
MATISSE ROOM : Duo 2:30pm – 4:30pm.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 (EVENING)
GALA EVENING : Buffet: 7:00pm.
All winners perform to determine the overall best male and best female ‘Arioi dancer. Grand prize for ‘Arioi Vahine and ‘Arioi Tane. After a successful 3 editions, in 2015 ‘Ori Tahiti Nui will host the first ‘Ori Tahiti World Championships.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30 : 5:00PM – 8:00PM :
The 1st Annual ‘Ori Tahiti World Championships are open to dancers 18-35 who have already won a local or international Heiva competition. The 2015 winners of Heiva i Tokyo, Heiva i Paris, San José Tahiti Fête, Heiva i Honolulu, Heiva i Mexico, Guadalajara ‘Arioi Competition de Guadalajara have been specially invited by Air Tahiti Nui to compete in the 1st Annual ‘Ori Tahiti World Championships.
The competition has 2 distinct categories:
1st – mehura (2 min instrumentals)
2nd – ‘ote’a (2 min live drumming) Contestants wear mehura and solo costumes.
The jury comprised of directors of renowned troupes will determine the ‘Ori Tahiti World Champion
THE FINAL RESULTS OTN TAMA 2015
First prize: 155 – JOLY Terenui (TAHITI ORA)
Second prize: 154 – IORSS Kelema (TAHITI ORA)
Third prize: 151 – CADIO Teanui (TAHTI ORA)
First prize 27 – FONG Meherai
Second prize: 14 – KUGOGNE Nauhei (MANUVERO)
Third prize: MACIA Gabrielle (TEHEI-NOUMEA)
First prize: 160 – GOUBET HUCKE Pitaki (HEIHERE-MOOREA)
Second prize: 163 – LECOUTRE Keanu
Third prize: 161 – TERII Hauarii (HEIHERE-MOOREA)
First prize: 98 – DIARD Leia (ARATOA)
Second prize: 56 – REHUA Raheinui (TAMARI’I POERAVA)
Third prize: 66 – TESTEVUIDE Tetuamanuhiva (RAINEARII)
First prize: 165 – LOTAUT Tevaiarii (TE MONO ROA-NOUMEA)
Second prize: 136 TESTEVUIDE Marutea (RAINEARII)
First prize: 121 – DOLIQUE Cynthia (ARATOA)
Second prize: 130 LI CHAO Kalani (HEIVA)
Third prize: 143 – GARNERO Hauragi (HEI ORI
Duet contest :
1st prize : Natalia et Roby
Ori Tahiti Nui Solo Competition in MEHURA category
First prize : PUROTU NO TAHITI ORA
Third prize: TAHITI ORA BOYS
Coup de coeur prize: PUPU UNA UNA (JAPAN)