Students will learn about Maori Culture through Kapa Haka, each level learning songs and elements of Kapa Haka such as pukana, the meaning associated with each body movement, Māori Myths and Legends that relate to Kapa Haka, Basic technique and formation for each movement and more.
Gender: All | Ages: All | Term Length: 9 weeks
Instructor: Brooke Williams
Level one- Introduction to Maori kapa haka taught by Brooke Williams
Upon successful completion of this 8 week Beginners Traditional Māori Performing Arts (Kapa Haka) course you will have learnt, the meaning associated with each body movement, basic technique and formation for each movement:
- Takahi – Footwork
- Wiri – Hand movement and placement
- Kauae runga – Head-movement
- Pukana – Facial expression
- The difference between tribal variations of each movement
- How to sing and dance at the same time
- How to perform an item with precision
- Students will learn a Waiata- a ringa (action song) and a Ngeri (haka).
This course will be engaging, educational and lots of fun.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa
MAORI LEVEL TWO– this course is for students who completed the level one course successfully. Upon completion of this course students will learn a waiata a ringa as well as cultural knowledge pertaining to geography, traditional items, iconic Maori and more!
MAORI LEVEL THREE- this course is for students who completed the level two course successfully. Upon completion of this course students will learn a poi dance as well as cultural knowledge which includes Social Hierarchy, Cultural protocols, costume making, sustainable practises and more.
Brooke has tribal affiliations to Te Whakatōhea, Ngai Tai, Te Whanau a Apanui, Ngāti Porou and Te Arawa. His experience includes performing since a child, he performed and was assistant tutor for senior kapa haka team Tauiramaitawhiti. Brooke has also performed in a finalist team for Te Matatini Festival 2017/2018.