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Haka presentation

  1. 1. The Dance of the Noble People Leah Biddle and Jan Parker May 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>New Zealand Rugby has for many years been famous for performing the tribal Haka routine and it has become a true part of their culture </li></ul><ul><li>Performed historically by Maoris going into battle or as a celebration of historical events </li></ul><ul><li>Haka is the term used for all Maori dance </li></ul><ul><li>There are several different styles of Haka – the All Blacks use a version of the Ka Mate. Ka Mate is a short free-form haka which is performed without weapons and is therefore not a war dance </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>In 2006 we engaged with several Primary Schools within the Town to celebrate 100 years of international Rugby League. </li></ul><ul><li>Local dance tutors visited all of the schools and taught the students the history, meaning and Origins of the Haka. </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils were taught a basic set phrase of the Haka for them to rehearse for the upcoming performance. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Schools were then given the skill set to choreograph their own sequences of Haka movements based on their school or area. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100 young people across the Town joined on the pitch at the Centenary International Match to perform their own Haka performance piece to crowds of over 12,000 people. </li></ul><ul><li>The young people chose their own costumes representing their school or the town and painted their faces in the traditional Maori style. </li></ul>

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