Moana'ur Tehei'ura


Moana’ura is convinced that ‘ori tahiti is the expression of a deep meaning from the ground.

As a choreographer and a stage director, he both explores the traditional and the contemporary dimensions of the different staging arts of Tahitian culture.

When he was the chairman of the Heiva i Tahiti 2018, he declares that he respects the diversity of cultural fibers among the dance groups from his country.

According to him, the evolution of ‘ori tahiti is brought forth from a strong and unique transmission of the motion, the speech and the thought of his own people.

He feels honored to share his culture around the world and wishes that people will get deeper involve into his own culture.

Kehaulani Chanquy

Kehaulani Chanquy has been teaching the basics and the advanced training of ‘ori tahiti in her own school, Aratoa since 2000.

At the same time, in her dance group Hitireva, she stimulates the curiosity of each member of her group in order to learn the history, the traditions and the customs of her country.

For Kehau, ‘ori tahiti is settled around the world and its technique and evolution keep on improving years after years.

She would like everybody to keep in mind that ‘ori tahiti is a way of thinking and a way of life. In other words, it creates emotions for the audience and the dancer.


Kohai started dancing with her mother, Makau Foster, and Kohai was recognized as an outstanding dancer in Tahiti.

She won the prestigious title of Best female solo dancer of the 1996 Heiva i Tahiti

She co-manages Tamariki Poerani, the ‘ori Tahiti school created by Makau

Kohai gives ‘ori tahiti workshops around the world and helped out Makau in all the artistic projects of Tamariki Poerani such as the Heiva i Tahiti, the Hura Tapairu and all the tours abroad.

The succession of Makau is undoubtedly put into Kohai’s hands through her gracefulness and her talent.