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The Heiva Festival is the oldest dance festival in the Pacific and has a history of over a 100 years.The contests are best costume, choreography, performance and song. The Heiva and its history has been very important in the preservation of the performance arts of Tahiti and has had an influence on other countries in the region who where not  so fortunate to have a tolerant colonising power.

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