Teacher in Charge: Mr G. RamekaRecommended Prior Learning
An interest in Māori Performing Arts / Kapa Haka.
This course will cover the basic skills required for Māori Performing Arts and Kapa Haka.
Skills will cover theory of skills, and concepts behind performance.
Students will be introduced to the use of patu and rākau as well as foot movements unique to Ngāti Tuwharetoa.
Students will learn about the history of Kapa Haka and look at the variety of performing arts costumes and regalia.
Students will also have the opportunity to gain a Toi Whakaari Māori Level 1 Unit Standard (Demonstrate knowledge of people associated with Maori Performing Arts).
Students taking this course are looking at possible careers in the NZ Tourism industry where Maori/Cultural tourism may be at the forefront of an operation. Conversely, it may be there merely because it is one of the students' main interests oir they are in the school kapa haka group and wish to expand on their knowledge and skills.