Early this week, Mrs Hauhani Taputu and Mr. Teiva Noarii were respectively nominated best female and male dancer of the Heiva 2017. Hauhani belongs to the Teva i Tai group which offered a special show on a traditional war theme.
The 2nd best female dancer of the Heiva is Calicia TAUFA from NUNA’A E HAU, the Best amateur dance troupe 2017. The legend tells that a young woman named Terehe violated the prohibitions the priests of Opo imposed, during a period of « rahui » (severe and sacred restriction) while bathing in a river. The angry gods struck her with epilepsy, and she drowned. That’s what she is miming.
Teiva Noarii belongs to the Tamariki Poerani group which also got the 1st prize in the Hura Tau category…
Congraulations to all competitors !!
The 2 best dancers of the Heiva 2017 are nominated ! was last modified: July 23rd, 2017 by Admin