Heiva i Honolulu Hura Tini Solo Championship Rules & Regulations

Rules and Regulations for
HURA TINI SOLO CHAMPIONSHIP

Hura Tini Solo Championship is a NEW Solo Event. This Event is open to the 1st or 2nd place winners or the overall winners in any Tahitian Dance Competition and will be performed after the Heiva i Honolulu solo competition.

There will be one (1) Division with the following age categories:

• Hura Tini Solo Toa Tane/Purotu Vahine– ages 18 to 21 yrs, 22 to 26yrs, and 27 to 35yrs.

Entry Fee:
• Hura Tini Solo – $70.00

A round trip to Tahiti for a chance to compete at the World International Ori Tahiti 2019 will be awarded to the highest scored Hura Tini Tane OR Purotu Vahine from ages 18yrs to 35yrs. There will be only one winner. This award is sponsored by the World
International ‘Ori Tahiti organization and thus the regulations must be in compliance with the Rules and Regulations of the WIOT.

• Each Hura Tini contestant will perform an “Ori Tahiti” freestyle solo.
• Once all Hura Tini contestant have performed their “freestyle ‘Ori Tahiti”, they will return to perform a Mehura for the Purotu Vahine and an Aparima for the ToaTane.
• Each Hura Tini contestant will be required to submit a personal biography

PERSONAL BIOGRAPHY
• First and last name, birthplace, current city and state and age.
• Personal Interests: hobbies, sports, dance, etc.
• “Ori” awards history.
• Please include a photo.

TOA TANE ELIGIBILITY
‘Ori Tahiti ‘Ote’a competition for the Hura Tini Toa Tane:
Live percussion will play the ‘Ori solo competition random beats ranging from one (1) minute thirty (30) seconds to two (2) minutes. This is a freestyle solo competition. The competitors will perform with no more than two (2) dancers on stage at a time. Competitors will be judged based on their knowledge of basic steps, variety of technique, rhythm and timing, artistic expression, costume and the judges’ overall impression.
‘Ori Tahiti ‘Ote’a Costume for the Hura Tini Toa Tane:
‘Ori Solo is done in pareu ta’amu tihere or maro style of plain, or floral fabric made of cotton, faraoti or poly/cotton.
Aparima for the Hura Tini Toa Tane:
This is reserved for the Hura Tini Toa Tane competitors. Tahiti Nui International will select a total of three (3) upbeat aparima selections, which will be made available to each registered contestant. The Toa Tane must be prepared to perform to any of the three (3) selections. The music for the Aparima performance is a two (2) minute maximum instrumental or vocal from these three selections. The Toa Tane must be prepared to perform any one (1) of the three (3) selections, which will be chosen for them at the time they take the stage. The competitors will perform with no more than two (2) dancers on stage at a time. This performance is judged based on; choreography, dance technique, artistic expression, and costume and judge’s overall impression.
Aparima Costume for the Hura Tini Toa Tane:
Costumes for Toa Tane aparima is open to the creativity of the dancer. maro, slacks moré is all acceptable. Be creative!! Adornments of the Aparima competition may be made from FRESH or DRY plants (ornamental foliage and flowers), of FEATHERS,
SHELLS, MOTHER-OF-PEARL, etc.

PUROTU VAHINE ELIGIBILITY
‘Ori Tahiti ‘Ote’a competition for the Hura Tini Purotu Vahine:
Live percussion will play the ‘Ori solo competition random beats ranging from one (1) minute thirty (30) seconds to two (2) minutes. This is a freestyle solo competition. The competitors will perform with no more than two (2) dancers on stage at a time. Competitors will be judged based on their knowledge of basic steps, variety of technique, rhythm and timing, artistic expression, costume and the judges’ overall impression.
‘Ori Tahiti ‘Ote’a Costume for the Hura Tini Purotu Vahine:
This is done in a pareu and tape’a titi (bra) in plain or printed fabric made of cotton, faraoti or rayon. The tape’a titi may be adorned with or made of fresh plants and/or match the head or neck adornments. The pareu is tied on the hip, no belt, nor hip
adornment and must cover the knee.
Mehura for the Hura Tini Purotu Vahine:
This is reserved for the Hura Tini Purotu Vahine. Tahiti Nui International will select a total of three (3) Mehura music selections, which will be made available to each registered contestant. The music for the Mehura performance is a two (2 ) minute maximum instrumental or vocal from these three selections. The Purotu Vahine must be prepared to perform any one (1) of the three (3) selections, which will be chosen for them at the time they take the stage. The competitors will perform with no more than
two (2) dancers on stage at a time. This performance is judged based on; choreography, dance technique, artistic expression, and costume and judge’s overall impression.
Costume for the Hura Tini Purotu Vahine Mehura:
The fabric is in solid color or printed with flower patterns (pareu) or tapa patterns. SATIN is forbidden. The Purotu Vahine will perform in a long slim waisted dress (purotu dress) or a two-piece outfit obligatorily including a long skirt (not above the knee).
Mehura female dancer adornments:
Adornments of the Mehura competition may be made from FRESH or DRY plants (ornamental foliage and flowers), of FEATHERS, SHELLS, MOTHER-OF-PEARL, etc. Head ornaments (Crown, tiara, head-piece) or various bunches of flowers, ear to ear or
partial band are recommended.

Awards:
Hura Tini – 4th and 5th place will receive a certificate, trophy, gift and $100.00.
Hura Tini – 2nd and 3rd place will receive a certificate, trophy, gift and $200.00.
HURA TINI CHAMPION – one (1) winner will be selected based on the highest score of his/her ‘Ori Tahiti and Aparima/Mehura combined points. She or He will receive a certificate, trophy, gift, and $300.00, plus a round trip to Tahiti to compete at the Word
International ‘Ori Tahiti Championship in November 2019. (Should the winner not be international travel eligible within thirty (30) days of the competition, the next highest scoring Senior Hura Tini Overall Competitor, if international travel eligible, will be invited
to represent Tahiti Nui International’s Heiva i Honolulu in Tahiti.)

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