TE ORI NUI REVITALIZING DANCE IN NEIGHBOURHOODS
After the Heiva tu’aro maohi and the ahima’a contest which took place in September and October last year, the festivities of the Taupiti i Pirae continued in November. Organized by the Te Ui Hotu Ru no Pare Nui Federation in partnership with the City of Pirae, these events will be the last major cultural events of 2016, highlighting the talents of the districts of Pirae in dance, singing, composition, traditional himene and even crafts. Tahiti Dance Online takes a closer look.
THE COMPETITION OF SONG AND DANCE “TE ORI NUI”
This first edition in Pirae is inspired by the “Mehura”, a category specific to the HURA TAPAIRU which translates as a “aparima” very slow and danced in four stages.
With two evenings of competition to discover the cultural talents of the districts divided into 6 zones. They delivered their performances of traditional dances of 25 to 30 minutes and traditional songs staged by the zone managers who knew how to surround themselves with resource persons to produce these shows according to criteria and a predefined program by the organizing committee composed of volunteers where the tales and legends of Pirae were honoured.
On 10 December 2016 – On Thursday evening, the first edition of the competition of traditional song and dance of the municipality, Te Ori Nui 2016 closed. Two popular evenings, on Monday and Tuesday, were enough to inflame and charm the public of Pirae, many came to enjoy the shows proposed under the theme “Te mau o o fenua e o te moana”.
The jury had the difficult task of separating the four groups composed by all the districts, that is to say nearly 300 young people engaged in total in this cultural adventure. With 14 categories initially planned for this contest of traditional song and dance, there are almost 34 prizes awarded in the end and spread over the different participating districts. While Tamarii Hamuta won the first prize in several categories, all the groups conquered the hearts of the audience each in their own way. This first edition highlighted local talents.
Check out the prize winners here:
IN THE CATEGORY DANSES GRAND PRIX TEMATAHI A TEMARII FOR THE BEST ORI NUI GROUP 1st prize: TAMARII HAMUTA 2nd prize: TAMARII NOHOATA 3rd prize: TAMARII PIRAE UTA BEST DANCER: Teumere PUNUATAAHITUA from the group TAMARII HAMUTA BEST DANCER: Tamatoa JUVENTIN from the group TAMARII PIRAE UTA SPECIAL DANCING PRIZES APARIMA VAHINE 1st prize: TAMARII HAMUTA 2nd prize: TAMARII PIRAE UTA 3rd prize: TAMARII NOHOATA APARIMA TANE 1st prize: TAMARII FAUTAUA 2nd prize: TAMARII HAMUTA 3rd prize: TAMARII PIRAE UTA SPECIAL PRICE APARIMA AMUI 1st prize: TAMARII HAMUTA 2nd prize: TAMARII NOHOATA 3rd prize: TAMARII PIRAE UTA SPECIAL PRIZE HULA 1st prize: TAMARII NOHOATA 2nd prize: TAMARII PARE ARII 3rd prize: TAMARII HAMUTA BEST AUTHORS OF THE ORI NUI – GEORGES BAMBRIDGE AWARDS Prize for best author “Te mau`ï o te moana” awarded to TAMARII PARE ARII Prize for best author “Te mau`ï o te fenua” awarded to TAMARII NAHOATA Special prize of the jury category best author awarded to Eritaia IOANE de FAUTAUA VAL PRIZE NOEL TAURAATUA FOR THE BEST ORERO Prize awarded to Melle Rutuina TRUMPET of the group TAMARII PIRAE UTA PRICE GRAND COSTUME Pae miti: TAMARII PARE ARII Pae mou’a: TAMARII HAMUTA KAÏNA PRIZE “THE REY SISTERS” Prize awarded to the group TAMARII NOHOATA IN THE CATEGORY TRADITIONAL SONGS TERA’ITUROROA TEPUHIARII PRIZE FOR THE BEST TARAVA 1st prize awarded to TAMARII PARE ARII 2nd prize awarded to TAMARII PIRAE UTA PRICE PHILIPPE TINIRAU FOR THE BEST RU’AU 1st Prize: TAMARII PARE ARII 2nd prize: TAMARII NAHOATA PRIZE TERA’ITU’U’UA PUNUARI’I TEHEI’URA SAYS TATAURA TAUTU FOR THE BEST UTE BET BET 1st Prize: TAMARII PARE ARII 2nd prize: TAMARII FAUTAUA JURY COUP DE CŒUR PRICE PRIZE JEUNE ESPOIR DE PIRAE awarded to Jean Marc TAIOPU of the group TAMARII FAUTAUA JURY COUP DE CŒUR AWARD awarded to Haureva TAURAATUA of the group TAMARII NOHOATA ORI TAPA AWARD awarded to the group TAMARII PIRAE UTA.