11th Annual Dinanna Pa'a Taotao Tano'
Dance Competition & Festival 2014
Pa’a Taotao Tano’ has produced a Dance Competition and Festival to be a highly recognized annual signature fundraising event that showcases the Chamorro Culture though songs, chants and dance reinforcing the indigenous Chamorro language and promoting traditional and contemporary arts and crafts. Each “Guma”, a Chamorro cultural dance house, compete for awards in three categories, Ancient, Spanish and Contemporary Dance revolving around a cultural theme. Pa’a Taotao Tano’ has established 13 iconic themes that reflect important aspects in Chamorro society.
Division Category Winners
1st Div. A - Guma' Taotao Lagu - Fafa'na'gue Dana Kim
1st Div. B - Guma' Ininan I Saina-ta - Fafa'na'gue Jonathan Perez
2nd Div. B - Guma' Nina'en Acho Latte - Fafa'nague Ray Lujan
1st Div. C - Guma' Irensian Taotao Tano' - Fafa'nague Eileen Meno
2nd Div. C - Guma' Katon I Tano' - Fafa'na'gue Bobbie Tainatongo
Best Category Winners
Best Contemporary: Guma' Aniten Taotao Tano' - Fafa'na'gue Bobbie Tainatongo
Best Spanish: Guma' Taotao Lagu - Fafa'na'gue Dana Kim
Best Ancient: Guma' Irensian Taotao Tano' - Fafa'na'gue Eileen Meno
Solo Category Winner
Best Solo: Alexis Taisipic (Guma' Ininan I Saina-ta, Fafa'na'gue Jonathan Perez)
Mas Geftao' Award: Fafa'na'gue Art Pangelinan
Speaker Carlos Taitano Cultural Scholarship Award
Winner: Master of Chamorro Eileen Meno - Irensian Taotao Tano'
Overall Champion: Guma' Irensian Taotao Tano' – Master of Chamorro Dance Eileen Meno