Farereira’a I San Francisco ( Tahitian Festival in San Francisco)

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Date(s) - 09/13/2019 - 09/15/2019
7:00 pm

Hui Tarava Tahitian Dance Co


The Legendary Coco Hotahota and his award-winning dance troupe Temaeva coming to San Francisco!

Coco Hotahota and his dance troupe Temaeva is arriving in San Francisco on 12 September 2019. On Friday 13 September 2019 their host Hui Tarava Tahitian Dance Company will be welcoming them with a ceremony at their studio located at 2930 Geneva Ave. Daly City, CA 94014. The ceremony will start at 7:00pm PST. Invitation to various Tahitian dance groups in an around the Bay Area are now in the works.

Created in 1962, this exemplary dance group of Tahiti has received numerous awards at the Heiva. Its leader Coco Hotahota has directed hundreds of dancers among whom many are recognized artists (Makau Foster, Fabien Dinard etc…). An avant-gardist master of art, Hotahota is also a father to the evolution of the “Ori Tahiti”, or Tahitian traditional dance, combining innovation and respect of the traditions, thus preserving authenticity in his performances to never forget his roots.

Coco will share his love and passion for his culture through his full day of workshop that will include dancing, drumming, music and much more. The workshop will take place on Saturday, 14 September 2019 the place TBD.

Sunday, 15 September will be a once in a lifetime experience for everyone and most especially to those that practice and followers of Ori Tahiti. This show Temaeva will offer us a colorful performance filled with vitality and sensuality. Its vibrant choir, dazzling costumes, powerful traditional orchestra, and stunning performers will take us back to the festive and graceful islands of Tahiti.

Following in their footsteps, the up and coming group Hui Tarava will WOW you with their youthful energy and enthusiasm. Hui Tarava’s is a Filipino owned business. Their dancers and musicians are predominantly of Filipino descent. Their Director Justin Atangan better known as Froggie in the Tahitian community has been dancing since he was 8 years old. He’s one of the most awarded soloists in the United States. Froggie & his co-director Angelique Bannag have competed and won several top solos and group awards over the years. Now they both share their love, passion and knowledge with their students. Most recently the group travel to Tahiti to participate in the Farereira’a I Tahiti. Hui Tarava has only been in existence for 5 short years however, they have accomplished so much. In this short time they have won several awards on solo and group competitions here in the US and in Tahiti.

When THE LEGEND and Hui Tarava meets it’s a guarantee – this is an evening you won’t want to miss! On behalf of Temaeva and Hui Tarava we welcome you to experience and enjoy the 1st annual Farereira’a I San Francisco. Let us bring the Island of Tahiti to you!!

For more information on both workshop on 9/14/19 and show on 9/15/19 please check their website: www.huitarava.com
You may also email huitarava@gmail.com.
If you need questions answered please do not hesitate to call me at 650-703-0892.

Debbie Viray
Marketing & Events Director

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