Get ready to rumble with the best of Polynesian dance because Tahiti Fete of San Jose is goin’ down this weekend (July 1-4, 2011) and dance groups from around the world are ready to claim their titles and year of bragging rights. Tahiti Fete of San Jose is the largest and most anticipated Tahitian dance competition in the U.S. and groups from Tahiti, Japan, Mexico, and all over the U.S. come to show and prove that they are the best. With solo competitions at the Double Tree Hotel San Jose and group competitions at the San Jose State University Event Center, this year’s event is sure have hundreds in attendance so you won’t want to miss this!
No one attends this competition without having prepared immensely and every group that is competing comes with a love for Tahitian dance, a strong sense of pride, a burning desire to perform their best, and a hope to WIN. Every group presents a routine of various Tahitian dances that are centered around a theme and they can choose between a contemporary or traditional presentation. Beautiful interpretations and storytelling are at the heart of this competition. The costumes are over the top, the drumming is out of this world, and the dancing is beyond phenomenal. If you want to see the best of Tahitian dance in action, Tahiti Fete of San Jose is the ONLY place you’ll get so many of the best in one place. The titles of defending overall winners are up for grabs and we can’t wait to see who dominates this year!
For more information, you can visit their website at www.tahitifete.com.
Written By: Juliet Uata