Mention Tahiti and you'll get a myriad of responses. It's the birth place of one of the most vibrant and entertaining ethnic dances in the world - the tamure. Tahiti e Imua.
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Many of the Tahitian dance groups are constantly working on their presentations and shows. One of the most exciting and exotic ways for people to see this is at the growing number of Tahiti Fete, Heiva, and festivals featuring Tahitian dance. The highlight of these festive events is undoubtably the group otea presentations. The pulsing drums, the blur of the hip shaking, intoxicating tropical flower scents, and the unmistakable energetic performance that is Tahitian dance are brought together here. If you have an event and would like it listed, let us know. Feel free to explore our growing collection of information and sources of the dance and culture of Tahiti including our directory of Tahitian dance groups.

Events - Tahiti Fete, Heiva, and festivals featuring Tahitian Dance - Ori Tahiti

Latest / Upcoming Date Event Location Phone Contact
April 12, 2014* Te Ori Here Santa Ana, CA (949) 466-9010
stamp Guy Montgomery
April 26, 2014* Heiva i Osaka Osaka, Japan 03-3661-8800
Kensuke Tamatoa Onishi
May 3, 2014* Pacific Island Competition Sacramento West Sacramento, CA (916) 572-4852
Janet Auwae-McCoy
Tanisha Reshke
May 24-25, 2014* Kori Kori Tahiti Fete Las Vegas, NV (702) 336-8988
Ravahere Amo-Allred
May 24-25, 2014* Tahiti Taurua Nui i Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV (702) 251-5793
Tetua Ioane
June 14-15, 2014* Heiva Ma'ohi O Patitfa Elk Grove, CA (916) 753-3195
Rhea Nunez
June 27-28, 2014* Hura Tahiti Fullerton, CA (714) 537-7478
Alex Tekurio
June 2014 Heiva i Keaukaha Hilo, HI (808) 769-3860
Tiffany Dela Cruz
July 25, 2014* Tahiti Fete of Hilo Hilo, HI (808) 935-3002
Pua Tokumoto
July 19, 2014* Heiva i Fukuoka Fukuoka, Japan 03-3661-8800
Kensuke Tamatoa Onishi
July 4-17, 2014* Heiva i Tahiti Papeete, Tahiti +689 54 45 44
Heremoana Maamaatuaiahutapu
July 2014 Te Mahana Hiro'a o Tahiti Laie, HI (808) 293-3333
Raymond Mariteragi
July 2014 Manahere I Ori Tahiti San Jose, CA (408) 892-2261
Lorie Roldan-Almogela and Chris Almogela
August 2-3, 2014* Heiva i Kauai Kapaa, HI (808) 822-9447
Tepairu Manea
August 9-10, 2014* Heiva San Diego San Diego, CA (619) 602-4683
Lindsay Reva McNicol
August 9-10, 2014* Heiva i Maui Wailuku, HI (808) 250-0737
Lolita Eugenio
August 2014 International Tahitian Ori Anaheim, CA (310) 294-3841
Maile Letuli
September 27, 2014* Mehetia Fete Kualoa, HI (808) 723-4998
Charelle Silva
September 6-7, 2014* Tahiti Heiva - Japan (Heiva i Tokyo) Tokyo, Japan 03-3661-8800
Kensuke Tamatoa Onishi
September 20-21, 2014* Pacific Islander Festival San Diego, CA (619) 699-8797
Rudy Tai
September 2014 Tarena Tahiti
San Bruno, CA (415) 425-1662
Elizabeth Nemenzo Bertumen
September 2014 Te Aranui O Tahiti San Bruno, CA (415) 425-1662
Elizabeth Nemenzo Bertumen
September 2014 Tata'ura'a Ori Tahiti Tokyo, Japan 03-3718-3143
October 4, 2014* Heiva i Japan Tokyo, Japan 03-3722-9000
Rose Perreira
Kenzo Tanaka
October 2014 Heiva Tahiti En Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico 01 (33) 3647-1384
stamp Emilia Garcia
November 2014 Heiva i Waimea Waimea, HI (808) 222-4346
Pola Teriipaia
November 2014 Heiva i Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV (808) 293-1866
Rose Perreira
November 2014 Ori Tahiti Nui Solo Competition Papeete, Tahiti +00 689 53 28 42/ +00 689 75 63 89
Tumata Robinson
December 2014 Hura Tapairu Papeete, Tahiti +689 54 45 44
Heremoana Maamaatuaiahutapu
January 2015 Te Mana Ori - Tahitian Solo Competition Santa Clarita, CA (661) 294-3062
Gladys Farrell
February 2015 Heiva i Hawai'i Kailua-Kona, HI (808) 450-9664
Maile Lee
February 2015 Ori Tahiti Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV (702) 498-0782
Runi Tafeaga
March 2015 Heiva i Honolulu Honolulu, HI (808) 293-1866
Rose Perreira
March 2015 Kiki Raina Tahiti Fete Merced, CA (209) 726-1925
Becky Manandic
March 2015 Ori Fest Las Vegas, NV (702) 927-8543
Henry George
April 2015 Heiva i O'ahu Kaneohe, HI (808) 220-4464
Cathy Temanaha
May 2015 Kauai Polynesian Festival Lihue, HI (808) 335-6466
Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza
TBA Kona Tahiti Fete Kailua-Kona, HI  
stamp Carol Casil
TBA Heiva i Reno Reno, NV (209) 612-6151
Ruth Nalua Manaois
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Tahitian dance can be seen in festivals, Fete and Heiva. But don't forget about the Luau's. Some of the most imaginative and stunning dances can be seen at the many Luau throughout the islands and. These professional presentations are mostly for guests, but many dancers get their start and education of the culture through the many performances that they participate in. Here's a list of some of the best Luau around.

Luau's - Professional Presentations of Tahitian and Hawaiian Dance
Luau Location Island Phone Rating (out of 5 tiare) Days
Aha'aina Kona Village Resort
Kailua-Kona, HI
Big Island (800) 367-5290 Friday
Alii Luau Polynesian Cultural Center
Laie, HI
Oahu (808) 293-3333 Daily except Sunday
Feast at Lele Lahaina, HI Maui (866) 244-5353 Daily
Gathering of the Kings Kohala, HI Big Island (808) 329-8111 Saturday
Legends of the Pacific Hilton Waikoloa Village
Waikoloa, HI
Big Island (808) 886-1234   Tuesday, Friday
Old Lahaina Luau Lahaina, HI Maui (800) 248-5828 Daily
Paradise Cove Koolina, HI Oahu (800) 775-2683 Daily

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