Heiva Culture & Heritage
“Heiva is about authenticity, our islands, our roots and sharing our traditions and culture”
Maeva Tarahu McNicol, President, Reva Tahiti Productions
In Tahitian, the word Heiva (hei meaning to assemble, and va meaning community places) refers to cultural activities, pastimes, physical exercise, and festivals. Music, dancing, singing and sporting events have always held an important place in Polynesian communities. In ancient times, they were essential components of religious and political ceremonies. See HERE for more history.
Heiva Culture - 2018 Events
Heiva San Diego Cultural Village
REVA TAHITI PRODUCTIONS is a cultural organization dedicated to promote friendship, understanding and cultural awareness between the people of French Polynesia and the United States through dancing, singing, education and the cultural arts.
We do this at Weekend in Tahiti through dance workshops as well as displaying Tahitian arts and crafts.
Our special guests: HITIREVA
We were pleased that Hitireva,under the direction of Kehaulani CHANQUY, were our special guests at Heiva San Diego 2018.
The 25 artists, dancers, singers, musicians and actors of Hitireva presented their show both days of our festival as well as several workshops.
This show “E Parauparau te Ofa’i”, tells the immemorial history of the Stone, presents “before the time of men” and will accompany them in every step of their life, before being finally abandoned by modern times.
2018 ORI Workshops
Hitireva at Te Rahiti Nui conducing one of many Tahitian Dance Workshops at Heiva San Diego 2018