Ring Ring Ring…. the morning tea bell had rang and it was time for us to return to our classes and line up. But it seemed when we got to our classes we didn’t enter. Some of us were puzzled because we didn’t know what was going on. Finally the teachers announced “ Face the other way and walk the other way”. Turning we realised we had a special performance from the Kahurangi dance group.
If you don’t know what the Kahurangi Dance group is they are a Big Kapahaka group who travel around the world sharing the stories and ancestry actions and songs. Quick Fact: Did you know that they have a base in the U.S how cool is that?
Anyway entering the hall we didn’t see the group instead we saw the blank stage. We sat down waiting for the performances. Soon they came out and did their performances it was very touching and amazing because of their timing with the actions.
Finishing their 1st performance they introduced themselves. Then they wowed us with one of their performances. They did a song together with both poi and mau rakau. Did I mention there was only 2 females and 3 males.
More performances from the boys were mostly showing their mau rakau skills. Then the girls were the different poi actions that they could do. To get a break they got three warriors from the crowd. Their job was to try and copy one of the males from the three with the mau rakkaus they borrowed.
Closing the show they sang two songs that were well harmonised and wasn’t flat. Adding Poi’s and Mau rakau it was spectacular.
By the way they don’t just perform in front of schools they also do big performances across the world. So check them about Kahurangi Dance Group