Pacific Exchange Productions

July 31st - August 1st, 2020

Pacific Exchange Productions

July 31st - August 1st, 2020

Solo (Ori Tahiti) Rules & Regulations

All participants are required to stay at the Heiva i Reno host hotel ~ Nugget Casino Resort

Heiva i Reno 2020 Solo Ori Tahiti is open to individual dancers to compete in the following categories on Friday, July 31st in the Nugget Casino Resort Ballroom

Junior Division (Girls & Boys)

A    5 thru 8       Tamahine & Tamaroa
B    9 thru 12     Tamahine & Tamaroa
C   13 thru 15    Tamahine & Tamaroa

 

Senior Division (Women & Men)
         I    16 thru 19     Vahine & Tane
         II   20 thru 25     Vahine & Tane
         III  26 thru 30     Vahine & Tane
         IV  31+               Vahine & Tane

Entry Fees (All entry fees submitted online except Walk-in)

    NEW! Early-Bird Online Entry Fee: $45 (ends March 31st)
$50 Entry Fee: April 1st thru June 30th

$55 Late Entry: July 1st thru July 25th

Walk-in Late Entries: $65 (cash only)
Late Entries will be accepted on Thurs, July 30th from 6pm-830pm and on Friday, July 31st from 630am-730am.

No Harm Waiver All solo participants are required to agree to "No Harm Waiver" at time of submitting online entry. “No Harm Waiver” releases Pacific Exchange Productions, Hula Hālau 'O Nalua & 'Ote'a 'Api, and Nugget Casino Resort and Markel Gaming, responsibility for loss or damage to personal property or bodily harm or injury to themselves or any member of their Pupu Ori during this event.

Ori Tahiti Check-In: Opens at 6:30am on Friday, July 31st.
All participants must check in no later than 8:30am to receive number and wristband. Wristband will allow entry into the ballroom to the designated participant seating area. This designated seating area is for solo participants only at no charge, however, it is first-come-first served, seating is limited and no saving seats allowed. Instead of sitting in designated seating area, solo participants may choose to purchase a reserve seat ticket online or at ticket booth on day of competition.

No admittance allowed in Nugget Ballroom without wristband
In the event Wristband is lost, participant will be required to purchase a ticket to enter competition area.

ORI TAHITI COMPETITION FORMAT

Elimination Round
A maximum of 6 Soloists in each division will be selected by
Heiva i Reno 2020 judges to move on to Finalist Round.
Solo divisions with 6 or less participants will perform together for judges and automatically move up to the Finalist Round.
Finalists will be announced at completion of Elimination Round

Finalist Round
In the Finalist Round each dancer shall pull a number from a basket to select the drum beat (1, 2, or 3)
Heiva i Reno House Drummers will drum for their solo performance. Soloist shall show number to the M.C. who in turn will make announcement to drummers and audience of drum beat selection

Overall 'Ori Tahiti
All First Place Winners in each solo category and 2018 Overall Winners will compete for
Heiva i Reno 2020 Overall 'Ori Tahiti for Jr Tamahine & Tamaroa in the Junior Division and Sr Vahine & Tane in the Senior Division.

Heiva i Reno 2020 Overall Winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, August 1st

'Ori Tahiti Drumming
Heiva i Reno House Drummers will drum for all soloists in the Elimination, Finalists and Overall rounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COSTUME (Note: Props, hand-held options or any type of pyro will NOT be permitted at any time.)
The following R&Rs apply to Elimination, Finalist and Overall rounds.
 

Tamahine and Vahine: Pareu – Material can be 100% cotton or 50/50 cotton blend; rayon is permissible. No silk or fringed fabric permitted. No artificial adornments permitted.

Pareu must not be rolled
a. Pareu must be of one fabric, printed or plain. Combination of fabrics cannot be sewn together or layered. No layering of any type permitted.
b. NO hip hei or hip adornments of any type permitted; NO hanging tassels or fringe including auti or any other foliage permitted to be worn on hip.
c. Head Hei (Hei Po'o) is traditional and completes the costume for Ori Tahiti. Therefore, all soloists will be required to wear head hei either around head or from ear-to-ear. Head Hei may be made of fresh flowers, greenery, shells, fara
(lauhala), feathers or more (hau). No plastic, silk or dried greenery/flowers allowed; no synthetic materials; no hot glue.

Tamaroa and Tane: Tihere or maro must be of 100% cotton or 50/50 cotton blend; rayon is permissible. No silk or fringed fabric allowed.
a. Tihere or maro may be worn. Tihere must be tied in traditional Tahitian style. Maro must not extend below knee.
b. Tihere or maro must be of one fabric, printed or plain. Combination of fabrics cannot be sewn together or layerd. No layering of any type permitted.
c. NO hip hei or hip adornments of any type permitted; NO hanging tassels or fringe including auti or any other foliage permitted to be worn on hip.
d. NO leg adornments permitted.
e. Head Hei must be worn. Head Hei may be made of fresh flowers, greenery, shells, fara (lauhala), feathers or more (hau). No plastic, silk or dried greenery/flowers allowed; no synthetic materials; no hot glue.

JUDGING CRITERIA
Soloists will be judged on the following criteria with a low of 10 to a high of 100 points:
 

✿ Spirit
✿ Choreography
✿ Faarapu (Vahine)
✿ Paoti (Tane)
✿ Vitality / Endurance
✿ Costume
✿ Overall Impression


Penalty All soloists will adhere to all Rules & Regulations stated herein. 25 points will be deducted for each infraction from total score.


Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Participants demonstrating unsportsmanlike conduct will be disqualified from Heiva i Reno 2020Please promote Pupu 'Ori pride

SOLO AWARDS ~ ALL CATEGORIES
1st Place     Cash Prize, Heiva i Reno Medallion, Custom designed Tahitian Jewelry
2nd Place   Cash Prize, Heiva i Reno Medallion
3rd Place    Cash Prize, Heiva i Reno Medallion

Heiva i Reno 2020 Overall Awards
Jr Tamahine / Tamaroa
Cash Prize, Heiva i Reno Overall Medallion, Custom designed Tahitian Jewelry
Sr Vahine / Tane
Cash Prize, Heiva i Reno Overall Medallion, Custom designed Tahitian Jewelry

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