A 16-POET NCAA BRACKET-STYLE HAIKU TOURNAMENT AND DANCE PARTY ALL IN ONE
At the intersection of a poetry slam and a dance party comes a competition and community.
The Haiku Duel is an NCAA-style haiku tournament where 16 performers battle each other in 17 syllables until a winner emerges. Topics picked at random, audience decides who moves on to the next round.
Conceptualized and produced by Haikuists, the event has been a sell-out hit five times in a row in NYC and Los Angeles, and is now expanding to a city near you.
The Haiku Duel is guaranteed to delight your community and brings your sponsors and attendees into an intimate experience that they will never forget.
LET'S DUEL TOGETHER!
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ACTIVATE YOUR AUDIENCE
The Haiku Duel is a guest activated experience. Whether they are participating as competitors, shouting topic suggestions for each round, dancing with strangers, or engaging in the other creative activities planned throughout the event, each guest has an opportunity to engage in their own way.
ANYONE CAN DO IT
This is a poetry event for everyone except poets. Haiku levels the playing field to make everyone a creator. Previous competitors include lawyers, marketing execs, teachers, insurance customer service reps, yoga instructors, product managers, comedians, and the list goes on. The Haiku Duel is a perfect opportunity to bring together your employees, customers, industry influencers, prospective clients, and friends.
A PLAYGROUND FOR BRANDS
The Haiku Duel sits at the intersection of art and music with your brand front and center. It is the perfect opportunity to share the spotlight by partnering with other like-minded companies. Playful, competitive, and action-packed, the Haiku Duel will leave your attendees feeling like they co-created what they just experienced.
TO HEAR FROM YOU
Our team has a collective 10+ years of event experience. We help source talent, venues and all other aspects of the event. In addition to the event production, our team manages day-of coordination to make sure the event achieves your goals.