Maori Performing Arts

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Whaea I. Wilson

Māori Performing Arts 

This course offers many avenues for learning, developing, and growth. You will learn to critically analyze many different aspects of Te Ao Haka through Ngā mahi ā-Rēhia me Tāne Rore who are our Kaitiaki (guardians) of this arena. The mātauranga Māori in this kaupapa (subject) is rich and inspiring as it is laced with the traditions of our tupuna (ancestors). It is a journey of self discovery and empowerment. As you navigate your way through this kaupapa, you will be challenged, uplifted, and empowered to be a toa (warrior) for this taonga (valuable kaupapa). Approximately 80% of this kaupapa is practical and requires a lot of commitment to managing your learning outside of school hours. (for the girls there will be at least 2 x lunchtime trainings to master the poi etc. for the boys there is an expectation of at least 1 lunchtime training).  The other 20% is made up of theory which means that there will be some time spent in the classroom to support you with some of your expected written assignments.

*    Full year course - offering Levels 1-3 (with a possibility of Level 4). (Teina - Juniors are allowed to be part of this course, however will not be able to attempt assessments until Year 10). The following are just some of the NCEA Level 1 requirements of MPA:

   Demonstrate knowledge of performance components, and the essential skills of performance components.

   Develop your ability to enhance these skills with purpose and artistic expression.

*    Demonstrate knowledge of people associated with Kapa Haka.

*    Develop research skills to demonstrate extensive knowledge of people associated with Kapa Haka by providing evidence of your research and what you discovered. This may be by way of face to face interview or zui (zoom hui). As your researching skills grow, you will develop an understanding of the correct way to reference an information source.

*    Demonstrate your knowledge of the origins of Māori Performing Arts disciplines and events.

*    Identifying and describing who is involved, how they are involved and what is involved as part of your development of the origins of Māori Performing Arts disciplines and events.

For further information: See Whaea Iri

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