Storytelling through kapa haka with Whaitiri:
There are many forms and styles of Kapa haka (Māori performing arts). However the purpose of kapa haka remains consistent. Whether it’s recording history, sharing knowledge, celebrating, mourning,warning or entertaining, kapa haka is a vehicle for telling our stories. My workshop will take participants on a journey through 4 significant parts of my life. Each of these four stories on my journey are expressed through four unique types of kapa haka: Haka, waiata, pātere (to chant) and waiata-kori. We will wānanga the reo (voice), the pao (beat) and the mahi-a-tinana associated with each type. Participants will gain an insight into multiple forms of kapa haka and a spiritual understanding of how our waiata/haka/etc have their own mauri (life force).
Creative music and movement using a te ao Maori framework with Rawiri:
Exploring rhythmic and non-rhythmic sound-scapes with low-tech instruments i.e. newspaper, stones, sticks, poi…sound exploration would also include voice, making sounds with our bodies and Te Reo. For rhythmic soundscapes I will use the waiata ‘tihore mai te rangi’ and having the participants engage in the dimensions of movement, voice, sound, gesture and Te Reo (words of the waiata) to ‘go deeper’ into the waiata i.e. a hinengaro, a tinana, a wairua. For the non-rhythmic soundscapes we will work in groups with each member of the group choosing one Atua i.e. Tangaroa, Tawhirimatea… and then exploring the manifestation of their Atua through movement, voice sound, gesture and Te Reo. The group will work together to create the soundscape and the movement motifs for each Atua.
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