Welcome to Huraiti Mana's First Annual Fa'a'ori!
Fa'aori is of Reo Tahiti, the Tahitian language, meaning "to cause to dance." Through dance, Huraiti Mana has been able to grow a community of diverse, hardworking, insightful, and passionate Huraiti, "skilled dancers," coming from all over Washington, from across the Pacific, and from all levels of experience with Polynesian culture, dance, and practices. Our First Annual Fa'aori serves to demonstrate the culture we have created together that embodies the deeply-rooted Polynesian values of aloha (love), 'ohana (family), and ha'aheo (pride).
Join us as we feature 'ono grinds (delicious food!) from Koloa Kreations Catering; vendors including Kiana's Hawaiian jewelry, Franada Family Bake Sale, Wing Luke Museum, and more; a fresh palm-leaf weaving workshop; dessert by Cakes of Paradise; and a performance featuring all of our Huraiti in originally choreographed hula and ori Tahiti numbers. Come out to support your 'ohana, from our youngest huraiti to our newest dancers!
Every ticket purchased is entered into a door raffle for a grand prize!
Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 12:30PM - 4:00PM at the Nisei Vets Hall in Seattle's Chinatown-International District.
E haere mai!
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Taffy and the amazing staff and volunteers at UTOPIA Seattle has kindly invited Huraiti Mana back to join them in their annual Lū'au celebration! United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance, also known as UTOPIA is a queer and trans people of color-led, grassroots organization born out of the struggles, challenges, strength, and resilience of the Queer and Trans Pacific Islander (QTPI – “Q-T-pie”) community in South King County. Support this non-profit organization and join in the celebration complete with a full lū'au feast, Pasifika entertainment, traditional music, and so much great company. Mahalo & mauruuru!
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: 6PM Registration
Place: Welcome Palace 21031 International Blvd. Seatac, WA 98198
Purhcase tickets online.
Huraiti Mana will be joining for another consecutive year, the Annual Northwest Folklife Festival with an Ori Tahiti Ahuroa dance workshop on Sunday, May 26, 2019 from 3:00PM - 4:20PM. Please join Kalei'okalani Onzuka Matsui as she shares with you basic steps of Ori Tahiti, original choreography of an ahuroa or mehura, and a look toward reo Tahiti, Tahitian language.
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2019
Time: 3PM - 4:20PM
Place: Seattle Center Armory Theater 4 (upstairs)
Event: 48th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival
A full itinerary of the weekend's events will be up on May 1, 2019!
Join us for this historical event as Lacey enjoys its first annual Polynesian Festival! Lacey PolyFest is a non-profit event comprised of dedicated individuals, families, and local organizations who are volunteering their time and skills to celebrate the region's cultural diversity. Huraiti Mana will be joining in on the fun with an Ori Tahiti performance at 12:20PM! We hope to see you there!
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 10AM - 6PM; Huraiti Mana performs at 12:20PM
Place: Regional Athletic Complex 8345 Steilacoom Rd SE Olympia, WA 98513
10:30-10:50 Laumua Students - RJ Maae/Irene Tavai
11:00-11:30 Hula Halau ‘O Keala’akua Naniloa Mana’oakamai - Charmaine Galiza
11:40-12:00 FACES Dance Company - Kristine Keliiki
12:10-12:40 Guma ‘Imahe - Joel Larimer
12:50-1:10 Huraiti Mana - Kalei’okalani Matsui
1:20-1:50 Poerava - Monique Maiava
2:00-2:30 NW Blend - Alika Kaeka
2:40-3:10 Ke Liko A’e O Lei Lehua e Kupuaokalani - Kapua Quenga
3:20-3:50 Lemana Polynesian Revue & Laumua Boys - Anne Mavaega & RJ Maae
4:00-4:30 JBLM Band - Sgt. Walker
4:40-5:00 Mama Lusi - Lusiana Mapu-Lara
5:10-5:45 Te Fare O Tamatoa - Malia Radford
5:55-6:15 Amataga Fou - Irene Tavai
6:20-6:50 Lemana Band - Anne Mavaega
7:00-7:30 Ms B Royal - Jessica Logologo
Join us for our third year at the API Heritage Month Celebration! We love coming back to this festive celebration year after year to share with our family and friends all we've been doing these past few sleepy winter months! Make an entire day out of it and enjoy all of the spectacular performances, food, and workshops.
Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month Celebration is presented by the Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) in partnership with Seattle Center Festál — a year-long series of community events that celebrate the cultural richness of communities in Seattle.
API Heritage Month Celebration marks the beginning of the officially proclaimed and recognized Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) of May in the Greater Seattle area. It aims to preserve and promote the culture, heritage, and contributions of Asian Pacific Islanders (API) and Asian Pacific Americans (APA).
We are so very excited and honored to see once again the many donors of the incredible organization API Chaya. Join API Chaya for a night to celebrate the many survivors in our community - celebrate our strength, our unity, and our loving bonds. Huraiti Mana will open the night with a powerful celebration of dance!
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Place: The Seattle Westin, 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
RSVP: Purchase tickets online
The Seattle Children's Museum is celebrating its 40th Birthday! And Huraiti Mana will be joining them once again with a fun and festive celebration of programs, events, and community-building. You're welcome to RSVP for this event and support Seattle Children Museum's expanding programs that increase access for underserved communities and families, and so much more!
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Place: Seattle Children's Museum 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109
RSVP: Purchase tickets online
The Seattle Aquarium is hosting its annual Hawai'i Weekend from Saturday, January 19 - Monday, January 21, featuring the marine life that make up the tropical ecosystem of Hawaiian waters. Huraiti Mana will be participating in Hawai'i Weekend with Story Time and Hula Workshops. Our work in hula is inseparable from the land, the sea, the earth, and all life around us. Kalei'okalani, ha'api'i of Huraiti Mana will be leading story telling and workshops for keiki all weekend long. Invite all of your family - the young and the young at heart - and find the entire list of performances and programs, here!
Join us as we celebrate with the Ethnic Studies Program of the Seattle Public Schools in our shared values to empower our communities of color through education! Huraiti Mana will be showcasing an Ori Tahiti performance and sharing a brief look into Tahitian history.
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