THEME: The apostasy

The definition adopted by the Heikura Nui group for the 2018 Heiva will focus primarily on the denial of the Christian faith but also on the diversion of a traditional belief, that of the « aitu « . It is a total neglect that is painful combined with fear and misunderstanding. Add to faith, the system, the time that flees and with it the authentic traditions of a nation.

This choice to stop believing in a loving and merciful God came after the sudden loss of a loved one. In these unexpected moments, full of suffering and unacceptability, one wonders where is this God that’s supposed to comfort the heavy and sorrowful hearts. One screams his pain, one wants to the whole world and especially oneself not to have not anticipated or to see arriving what inevitably happened.

The second rejection of the theme is based on the refusal to accept the perversion of Ma’ohi customs in favour of cultural evolution. Time, true to itself, takes the same path to its final destination and steals the authenticity of all things. The people supposed to keep this conformity forget and the political system of a cultural will tends towards this oversight or condemns this disappearance.

Naturally, we wanted to focus on the loved one who left too early, because it is the basis of all this suffering. Also a subtitle titled « Te tama i te ra’i e fenua » « the child of heaven and earth » illuminates the four parts of the show. Indeed, the four stops correspond to the stages of his life on earth. Child, young man, adult and today. But because he is gone, his father is replacing this part of today. While the second reason is anchored bitterly and deeply in everyone and more than ever, for the latter, the perversion must be eradicated immediately.