Heiva i Honolulu Group Rules & Regulations

RULES & REGULATIONS FOR GROUPS 2016

Rules and Regulations are designed to monitor a Group’s performance in two (2) Divisions. The “GROUP A LA CARTE” Division consists of four (4) events, while the “GROUP OTE’A OVERALL” Division is one (1) thirty (30) minute event. In each Division, there are two (2) levels:

Tahiti Nui International will implement as of Heiva I Honolulu 2016, Mehura, formerly known as Vahine Ahupurotu and Matahiapo Mehura, previously known as Mama Ruau or Matahiapo Ahupurotu.)

LEVELS

  1.  Hura Tau (Senior level)
  2.  Hura Ava Tau (Junior level)
  3.  T amarii (Children)
  4.  Matahiapo (Elder Women)

DIVISIONS

The events in the “GROUP A LA CARTE” Division are:

  1. Mehura (Jr.-Hura Ava Tau, Sr.-Hura Tau and Matahiapo levels)
  2.  Vahine Aparima (Jr.-Hura Ava Tau and Sr.-Hura Tau levels)
  3.  Pupu Ta’iri Toere [Drumming] (Jr.-Hura Ava Tau and Sr.-Hura Tau levels)
  4.  T amari’i Ote’a

The only event in the “GROUP OVERALL” Division is:
1) Group Ote’a Overall (Jr.-Hura Ava Tau and Sr.-Hura Tau levels) – a thirty (30) minute program

REMINDER: TAHITI NUI INTERNATIONAL will present the new GRAND CHAMPION award to one (1) Group in the Hura Tau (Sr.) Division and one (1) group in the Hura Ava Tau (Jr.) Division. This group will have the highest cumulative score across the following Group Divisions: Vahine Ahupurotu, Group Original Aparima, Drumming, and Overall Otea.

GUIDELINES – A LA CARTE DIVISION

VAHINE MEHURA – Hura Tau (Sr. level) and Hura Ava Tau (Jr. level)
Jr.-Hura Ava Tau must have a minimum of ten (10) dancers, with no maximum limit. Sr.-Hura Tau must have a minimum of fifteen (15) dancers, with no maximum limit. Presentation must be performed in a one (1) piece, ankle length dress.
Each Group must submit the Tahitian lyrics of their Ahupurotu song and a description of their presentation; song composer, song meaning, costume, by March 7, 2016

Music must be live for the Sr.-Hura Tau level.
CD music is allowed with a 30-point penalty in the Jr.-Hura Ava Tau level.

Scheduled performance sound set-up time will be limited to 7 minutes.

TIME LIMIT

Seven (7) minutes maximum. Time starts when the music begins.

PENALTIES

  • 5 point deduction per minute, over time limit.
  • 30 point deduction for the use of CD music in the Jr.-Hura Ava Tau level.
  • 15 point deduction for not submitting Tahitian lyrics by March 7 , 2016.

1) MATAHIAPO MEHURA A LA CARTE.

  • A Group must have a minimum of ten (10) dancers, with no maximum limit.
  • This presentation must be performed in a one (1) piece, ankle length dress.
  • Minimum age is 45 years.
  • Each Group must submit the Tahitian lyrics of their Ahupurotu song by MARCH 7, 2016.
  • Recorded or CD music is allowed with a penalty in this level.
  • Scheduled performance sound set-up time will be limited to 7 minutes.TIME LIMIT

• Seven (7) minutes maximum. Time starts when the music begins.

PENALTIES

  • 5 point deduction per minute, over time limit.
  • 30 point deduction for the use of CD music in this category.
  • 15 point deduction for not submitting Tahitian lyrics by March 7, 2016.

2) GROUP APARIMA A LA CARTE – Hura Tau (Sr. level) and Hura Ava Tau (Jr. level)

  • Jr.-Hura Ava Tau must have a minimum of ten (10) dancers, with no maximum limit.
  • Sr.-Hura Tau must have a minimum of fifteen (15) dancers, with no maximum limit.
  • Each Group must submit the lyrics of their Aparima song by March 7, 2016.
  • Music must be live for the Sr.-Hura Tau level. CD music is allowed with a penalty inthe Jr.-Hura Ava Tau level.
  • Scheduled performance sound set-up time will be limited to 7 minutes.TIME LIMIT

• Seven (7) minutes maximum. Time starts when the music begins.

PENALTIES

  • 5 point deduction per minute, over time limit
  • 30 point deduction for the use of CD music in this category.
  • 15 point deduction for not submitting Tahitian lyrics by March 7, 2016.

4) GROUP “ORIGINAL” APARIMA A LA CARTE – Hura Tau (Sr. level) and Hura Ava Tau (Jr. l evel)

  • Jr.-Hura Ava Tau must have a minimum of ten (10) dancers, with no maximum limit.
  • Sr.-Hura Tau must have a minimum of fifteen (15) dancers, with no maximum limit.
  • Each Group must submit the lyrics of their Aparima song by March 7, 2016.
  • Music must be live for Sr. Hura Tau and Jr. Hura Ava Tau levels.
  • Aparima music and lyrics must be “Original”. Original is defined as relating to thefirst ever composed and written, NOT secondary, derivative, or imitative.
  • This Aparima should be performed in the Group Overall Otea presentation.TIME LIMIT

• Seven (7) minutes maximum. Time starts when the music begins.

PENALTIES

  • 5 point deduction per minute, over time limit
  • 15 point deduction for not submitting Tahitian lyrics by March 7, 2016.

3) DRUMMING A LA CARTE – Hura Tau (Sr. level) and Hura Ava Tau (Jr. level)

  • A Group must have a minimum of five (5) musicians, with no maximum limit.
  • Among other instruments, the following are mandated:Toʼere / Faʼatete / Tari Parau / Pahu TupaʼI / Vivo or Ihara
  • Among other beats, your entire creation must include at lease six (6) of the following original beats:Pahae / Puarata / Tiare TaporoPaea / Takoto / Hitoto / PoraPora / Tariaria / Bounty
  • Prior to their performance, the Group must submit to the Judges, a list of the mandated beats that they will be playing along with fact sheets by March 7, 2016.
  • Scheduled performance sound set-up time will be limited to 7 minutes maximum.TIME LIMIT

• Ten (10) minutes maximum. Time starts at the leaderʼs signal.

PENALTIES

  • 5 point deduction per minute, over time limit.
  • 5 point deduction for each missing beat.
  • 5 point deduction for each wrong beat.
  • 10 point deduction for NOT submitting a list of beats to be played.

5) UTE – Hura Tau (Sr. level) and Hura Ava Tau (Jr. l evel)

  • Jr.-Hura Ava Tau must have a minimum of three (3) singers, maximum of six (6).
  • Sr.-Hura Tau must have a minimum of three (3) dancers, maximum of six (6).
  • Each Group must submit the lyrics of their Ute song by March 7, 2016.
  • Music must be live.
  • This Ute may be performed as A la Carte. However, It is recommended that this Utebe included in the Group Overall Otea presentation.
  • Scheduled performance sound set-up time will be limited to 7 minutes, if a la carte.TIME LIMIT

• Five (5) minutes maximum. Time starts when the music begins.

PENALTIES

  • 5 point deduction per minute, over time limit
  • 5 point deduction for not submitting lyrics by March 7, 2016

4) TAMARI’I OTE’A (One level only)

  • An Ote’a Tamahine only, or an Ote’a Tamaroa only, or an Ote’a Amui (Tamahine and Tamaroa combined)
  • The Tamari’I age requirement is 4 to 13 years of age.
  • Must have a minimum of ten (10) dancers, with no maximum limit.
  • A Tamari’I Ra’atira must perform an orero in accordance to the Ote’a theme
  • The following are recommended but not mandated:
    1. 1)  Otea Aparima
    2. 2)  Pa’oa and Hivinau
  • Your Group must perform, continuously, for a period of fifteen (15) minutesmaximum.
  • Scheduled performance sound set-up time will be limited to 7 minutes.
  • A Fact Sheet, which is a summary of your theme presentation, including all lyrics(Ute, Aparima and Orero), is mandated and should be submitted by the March 7, 2016.TIME LIMIT

• Fifteen (15) minutes maximum. Time starts at the leader’s signal.

PENALTIES

• 5 point deduction per minute, over time limit

GUIDELINES – GROUP OTEʼA OVERALL DIVISION

GROUP OTEʼA OVERALL – Hura Tau (Sr. level) and Hura Ava Tau (Jr. level)

  • Jr.-Hura Ava Tau must have a minimum of twelve (12) dancers, musicians not included,with no maximum limit of participants.
  • Sr.-Hura Tau must have a minimum of fifteen (15) dancers, musicians not included, withno maximum limit of participants.
  • Your Group must perform, continuously, for a period of thirty (30) minutes maximum,according to the mandated criteria listed below. These criteria may be organized or choreographed in any order that your Group chooses to do so.1) An Oteʼa presentation with a theme
    2) All music and drumming must be live
    3) An Orero presentation by the Raʼatira or someone designated in the Group
    4) A Paʼoa and Hivinau
    5) A Group Aparima. (This aparima may be scored separately to be competitive in either the “A La Carte” Group Aparima Division or the Group Original Aparima Division along with appropriate fees.) If so, a separate scoresheet will be used for the aparima. All rules & regulations for such will apply, including time.
    6) A Tamure dance by a couple (tane and vahine) Scored within the Overall, and awarded separately.A Fact Sheet, which is a summary of your theme presentation, including all lyrics (Ute, Aparima and Orero), is mandated and should be submitted by the March 7, 2016.
  • Scheduled performance sound set-up time will be limited to 10 minutes.TIME LIMIT

• Thirty (30) minutes maximum. Time starts when the Raʼatira begins an orero or when the music starts.

PENALTIES

  • 10 point deduction per minute, over time limit.
  • 15 point deduction for submitting Fact Sheet after the deadline.
  • 30 point deduction for not submitting a Fact Sheet.

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