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Heiva I Kaua`i Ia Orana Tahiti

International Tahitian Dance Competition

August 6 - 7, 2011  l  10-5 pm

Kapaa Beach Park  l  Kapaa, Kauai

Announcing the special celebration of the 10th anniversary of the annual Heiva I Kaua`i Iaorana Tahiti.  Two days of Tahitian dance and drumming. There will also be unique Tahitian entertainment, an array of Polynesian arts and crafts, delicious local foods, craft making, dance and coconut husking contests. Dance and drumming workshops also available, along with hands-on Polynesian cultural craft demonstrations.  Tahitian dance and drumming and Samoan fire knife dance workshops are scheduled for 5 PM Saturday and 8:30 AM Sunday. Call 808-822-9447 to register for workshops.

This year’s Heiva features exhibition dancing by Te Vai Ura Nui from O`ahu, performing exciting Otea, Aparima and Ahuroa dances on both days. This well-known Hawai`i group has won many awards, including 2008 overall winner Heiva I Honolulu, and first place in 2010 for Mamaru`au Ahupurotu.

For additional information, visit the events website.  

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