35 dancers registered at the 15th international workshop of the French Polynesian artistic conservatory have passed their evaluation. A memorable moment for all these enthusiasts. Coming from Japan, the United States, Taiwan or Mexico, they have invested time and money to come to the fenua to perfect their technique.
They have traveled thousands of kilometers to participate in the international workshop of the conservatoire artistique. For a week, 35 foreign dancers repeated their choreography for up to four hours a day. “It was hard but very rewarding at the same time. There was a lot of work, but it was worth it,” says Jennifer, a California dancer. She has been practicing Tahitian dance for two years.
After four intensive days of work with the teachers of the conservatory, these level 1, 2 and 5 dancers face the jury: “We are quite tolerant with level 1, but on level 5 we are more watching. That at this level, the bases must be acquired, “explains the director of the artistic conservatory, Fabien Dinard.
The artistic expression, the occupation of space and the technical execution of the steps are all criteria that the jury observes with a seasoned eye. To obtain the certificate and to reach the higher level, a score of 13/20 minimum is required. Each passage lasts three minutes to the rhythm of the toere. The dancers are closest to the jury. A memorable moment for Jennifer: “I do not think I was perfect, but I did the best I could, and I’m satisfied with my performance.”
The international stage of Ori tahiti is a must-see for these dancers. These enthusiasts financed their stay to perfect their dance techniques. Anahera Patel participates in the workshop for the second time. This Californian is aiming for the highest level of education: “I am tired, but I want to continue, and come back to finish the full course, which is why I come to learn at the source here in Tahiti. Of time one dances, one can always learn even more “explains it.
Place the results. Applause mingled with tears of joy. All dancers obtain their attestation. A reward as valuable as a sesame. Through their apprenticeship, these vahines have become, to some extent, ambassadors of Ori tahiti. Their task will be to transmit their achievements in their respective countries.
Source: TNTV et Polynésie 1ère