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It’s On! – Tahiti Fete of San Jose

Events 30 Jun 2011   »   by TheWhatItDo
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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

  • Isagirl aka L-boogie

    NONOSINA is my ALL-TIME favorite dance team in the UNIVERSE!! Bring It! We ready…. love how innovated, polished and clean this team brings to the table. They take the art of dance to a whole new level evey year!! Mevina and Tiana, you guys ROCK! Thass WhatitDo!!

    Isa

  • From the pulsing drums, to the hip shaking and the intoxicating flower scents. The art of tahitian dance is a story. Back in the days Tahitans will perform tahiti to emphasize the meaning of the story, from the roots all the way to the heavens. Not only is a ray of non-stop energy, but its a sort of chant to our ancestors. It bring me memories and a whole lot of debt in my culture. The art of tahitian dance means to me is love, purity and inspiration.

  • Vinivini

    Tahitian dance was a tradition in ancient times to express many occassions whether it be religous in a song and dance to the gods, or used as a way to seduce a potential mate of the opposite sex. The O’tea tells the story by the use of the hips. This is what separates The art of Tahitian dancing from any of Tahiti’s neighboring cousins Samoa, Tonga, Hawaii or FIJI. The traditional attire worn in dance has just as much signifigance as the dance itself.

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  • From the pulsing drums, to the hip shaking and the intoxicating flower scents. The art of tahitian dance is a story. Back in the days Tahitans will perform tahiti to emphasize the meaning of the story, from the roots all the way to the heavens. Not only is a ray of non-stop energy, but its a sort of chant to our ancestors. It bring me memories and a whole lot of debt in my culture. The art of tahitian dance means to me is love, purity and inspiration.

  • Vinivini

    Tahitian dance was a tradition in ancient times to express many occassions whether it be religous in a song and dance to the gods, or used as a way to seduce a potential mate of the opposite sex. The O’tea tells the story by the use of the hips. This is what separates The art of Tahitian dancing from any of Tahiti’s neighboring cousins Samoa, Tonga, Hawaii or FIJI. The traditional attire worn in dance has just as much signifigance as the dance itself.

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