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                'Ori Tahiti World Cup Winners 2016 - Vahine
    'Ori Tahiti World Cup Winners 2016 - Vahine
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'Ori Tahiti World Cup 2016 - 1st Place Tane           
USA-Tallon Pedregosa
    'Ori Tahiti World Cup 2016 - 1st Place Tane USA-Tallon Pedregosa
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'Ori Tahiti WorldCup Winners 2016 - Tane
    'Ori Tahiti WorldCup Winners 2016 - Tane
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Ori Tahiti World Cup 2nd Place TANE  
USA-Josh Mercado
    Ori Tahiti World Cup 2nd Place TANE USA-Josh Mercado
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Ori Tahiti World Cup 3rd Place TANE
TAHITI - Teihotu Mahe Teuira
    Ori Tahiti World Cup 3rd Place TANE TAHITI - Teihotu Mahe Teuira
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Ori Tahiti World Cup 1st Place VAHINE 
TAHITI - Matatini Mou Mata Tini
    Ori Tahiti World Cup 1st Place VAHINE TAHITI - Matatini Mou Mata Tini
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Ori Tahiti World Cup 3rd Place VAHINE
JAPAN - Ririka Kakinohana
    Ori Tahiti World Cup 3rd Place VAHINE JAPAN - Ririka Kakinohana
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Ori Tahiti World Cup 2nd Place VAHINE
TAHITI - Leticia Hemana Scalbas
    Ori Tahiti World Cup 2nd Place VAHINE TAHITI - Leticia Hemana Scalbas

Maeva..Bievenue..Welcome..Bienvenidos..Yokoso..

Heiva International
Matani Kainuku, Nonahere Association,
"La Maison de la Culture", "Le Conservatoire de Polynesie Francaise" 
and Porinetia Adventures Travel Agency

have the pleasure to announce the 2nd Heiva International  and Ori Tahiti World cup in March/April 2018.

The Heiva International & Ori Tahiti World Cup is organized  to unite the nations around the world in a tradition of competition dating back thousands of years. This spectacular event takes place every other year giving dance groups time to prepare and improve for the following competition.
The Ori Tahiti has gained worldwide visibility in the last years and is now a real forum for Tahitians, and enthusiasts of the culture alike to share their passion and experiences of the dance, music and culture through their presentations.

The Heiva International & Ori Tahiti World Cup promise a stimulating, multi-disciplinary platform aimed at providing a competitive and enriching environment in which groups will be judged and critiqued to the highest standards. It will feature the best and brighest experts from Tahiti and around the world, who will share their compelling analysis and valuable insights.
 
Join us and take part in an extraordinary event and exclusive ambience: Tahiti! ​

Maruuruu, Manava, Iaorana
Matani Kainuku (Creator & Chief Executive Organizer)
and the Heiva International / Ori Tahiti World Cup team

'Ori Tahiti World Cup
Place To'ata

'Ori Tahiti Master Class

'Ori Tahiti Competition
i Matavai

The "ORI TAHITI WORLD CUP" is a competition open to all BEST Dancers (men and women)  and BEST Dance Group from all over the world. This competition is unique as it is only reserved for those who have placed in a major competition throughout the previous year, like the HEIVA I SAN DIEGO, HEIVA I LAS VEGAS, HEIVA I HONOLULU, HEIVA I JAPAN, HEIVA I PARIS, HEIVA I RENO, TAHITI FETE SAN JOSE etc...). All best dancers and best dance groups will compete against each other to win the ORI TAHITI WORLD CUP. Each participant will represent their country (not the group or dance school they belong to, just the country).

​To get more information and to register, click on the link below.

The "ORI TAHITI MASTER CLASS" is a training course only reserved to the group leaders, masters, teachers of group dances or dance schools from Tahiti and/or from a foreign country. The goal of this event is to exchange future projects or discuss issues about the Ori Tahiti meanings and rules. The main objective being that all masters talk the same language, pertaining the "Ori Tahiti". It is an event to promote the "Ori Tahiti" and reach out to masters from all over the world. It is a training for Masters.

To get more information and to register, click on the link below.

The "ORI TAHITI COMPETITION I MATAVAI" is an international competition open to dancers from all over the world (Tahiti, New Caledonia, France, USA, Mexico< japan etc...), men and women of all nationalities. It is a traditional Solo Dance Competition with the "OTE'A & APARIMA" categories.

​To get more information and register. click on the link below.

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'Ori Tahiti Workshop

'Ori Tahiti Cultural Experience
Tour of the island - Ma'a Tahiti

Dates to remember

Heiva International 2018

March 31st - April 8th 2018

'Ori Tahiti World Cup 2018

April 5th - April 7th 2018

The "ORI TAHITI WORKSHOP" is a special workshop for dancers at every level. This is a workshop for all local and international masters, group leaders and students wanting to increase their knowledge/skills on the Tahitian dance techniques or a traditional instrument.
​The workshop will take place at the Conservatoire artistique de Polynesie Francaise.

To get more information and to register, click on the link below.

'Ori Tahiti Master Class 2018

April 2nd - April 4th 2018

The Tour of the island/Ma'a Tahiti is a special event where you will experience and emerge yourself in the Tahitian culture. This tour is open to all locals and guests from all over the world. You will be able to visit and discover all the mai cultural and historic sites of the island of Tahiti. At the end of the Tour, the group will have a traditional Tahitian meal in the garden of "Point Venus". (A historic place)
​There will be a time for cultural exchange between artists by performing songs and dances.
To get more information and to register, click on the link below.

'Ori Tahiti Workshop 2018

April 2nd - April 4th 2018

'Ori Tahiti Competition i Matavai 2018

March 31st 2018

Tour of the island -
Ma'a Tahiti

April 1st 2018

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COMING SOON
TE VAKA in Concert in Tahiti
April 2018
Breaking News...
​The Heiva International & 'Ori Tahiti World Cup by Matani Kainuku, la Maison de la Culture and Porinetia Adventures have the pleasure to anounce that the headlining Group in Concert for the 2018 'Ori Tahiti World Cup is non other than TE VAKA. Yes ! the hottest pacific island music group will be LIVE in Concert in Tahiti as part of the Heiva International experience. For more information check out our website regularly for updates.
Calendar of Events
  1. Heiva International Team on Tour in Orange county
    FEB 12
    Heiva International Team on Tour in Orange county
    Calling All Polynesian dance Group leaders and Lead dancers to participate at a special Meeting and Master Class brought to you by Matani Kainuku and his team. Sign up today at registrations@heivainternational.com.
  2. Heiva International Team on Tour in San Diego
    FEB 13
    Heiva International Team on Tour in San Diego
    A special meeting and Master Class for Group leaders and lead dancers only. Register now by sending us an email at registrations@heivainternational.com
  3. Heiva International Team on Tour in Las Vegas
    FEB 15
    Heiva International Team on Tour in Las Vegas
    A Meeting and Master Class with the Polynesian Dance Group leaders of Las Vegas. For more details, contact us at registrations@heivainternational.com
  4. Heiva International Team on Tour in San Francisco
    FEB 18
    Heiva International Team on Tour in San Francisco
    A day filled with private workshops for individual groups and a Master Class for Group leaders, lead dancers and lead musicians. Register at registrations@heivainternational.com
  5. Heiva International Team on Tour in Raromatai islands
    MAR 18
    Heiva International Team on Tour in Raromatai islands
    The Heiva International Team is going on tour in the Raromatai Islands for a special meeting about the Heiva International in 2018 and a special Master Class. Register now and contact Matani Kainuku at Tematani@heivainternational.com
  6. Meeting with TE VAKA 
in Sydney, Australia
    APR
    Meeting with TE VAKA in Sydney, Australia
  1. Heiva International Team on Tour in Auckland, New Zealand
    APR
    Heiva International Team on Tour in Auckland, New Zealand
  2. Heiva International Team on Tour in Moorea island
    APR 08
    Heiva International Team on Tour in Moorea island
    Matani and Mj Kainuku will be meeting on April 8th with all the Cultural partners from Moorea island at the HEIHERE's dance group studio. Free Sample Master Class, information about the Heiva International. Register and contact Tematani@heivainternational.com
  3. Heiva International Team on Tour in Tokyo, JAPAN
    APR 15-16
    Heiva International Team on Tour in Tokyo, JAPAN
    The Heiva International team on Tour in Tokyo, JAPAN at the Shiba Ura Rhythm & Arts Studio. A special Master Class will be offered right after a brief presentation of the Heiva International. If you would like to attend, please contact Yoshika at nonosinajapan@gmail.com.
  4. Heiva International Team at the Hura Tahiti in Cerritos, CA
    JUN 16-17
    Heiva International Team at the Hura Tahiti in Cerritos, CA
    Coming soon
  5. Heiva International Team at the San Jose Tahiti Fete, CA
    JUL 1-3
    Heiva International Team at the San Jose Tahiti Fete, CA
    Coming soon
  6. Heiva International Team 
on Tour in MEXICO, MX
    MAY 18-20
    Heiva International Team on Tour in MEXICO, MX
    Matani Kainuku is going on Tour in Mexico City for 3 days, he will be presenting the Heiva International 2018 and offering a free Master Class for all the group leaders in the area. Contact Oswaldo at 77919410 or email at competition@ikekanianapahu.com. Mexico City here we come!!!

Featured Countries

  1. MEXICO
    MEXICO
    Group represented: RIMAHERE DANZAS POLINESIAS
  2. USA
    USA
    Group represented: TE VARUA ORI HUITARAVA DA ISLAND WAY
  3. JAPAN
    JAPAN
    Group represented: TAVAKE REREATA
  4. TAHITI
    TAHITI
    Group represented: HEI TAHITI
  1. AUSTRALIA
    AUSTRALIA
    Group represented:
  2. FRANCE
    FRANCE
    Group represented:
  3. EASTER ISLAND
    EASTER ISLAND
    Group represented:
  4. NEW ZEALAND
    NEW ZEALAND
    Group represented:

Our Partners & Sponsors

Our partners:

-La Maison de la Culture
(TE FARE TAUHITI NUI)

-Porinetia Adventures
(International Travel Agency)

​-Air Tahiti Nui
​(Compagnie aerienne internationale)

​-Nonahere
(Association/Groupe de Danse)

​-Conservatoire artistique de Polynesie Francaise
Our Sponsors:

-OPT
​-NETFENUA
-TAHITI PEAL BEACH RESORT
-CONSERVATOIRE ARTISITIQUE DE POLYNESIE FRANCAISE
-TAHITI TOURISME

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