Huraiti Mana's first time joining Te Ori Here solo dance competition featuring Sefa Drums as the house drummers! Our idols! As expected, Sefa drumbeats were electric and truly intensified our performance! We're so happy to have had the opportunity to dance live to these amazingly talented and creative drumming masters, especially after hearing their Moemoea album for so long.
This was one of our Huraiti's first-ever solo competition, and we're so immensely proud of her! She flew a red-eye flight from Seattle to San Fransico after emceeing a late-night event, spent the night at the airport, and flew in hot-off-the-press Saturday morning straight into the competition! DEDICATION! We've found that traveling for solo competitions can be difficult, but workshops, meeting new dancers, and competing, can be so incredibly rewarding! Eci and I made it to finals but didn't bring in the top 3 in our categories this time! Mahalo and mauruuru to all those who work so diligently to create an amazing event.
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