with Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura
The Haka is a challenge, it is the summoning of physical, mental and spiritual power for a very specific intention. There are traditional and contemporary Haka for many occasions and women have always had their own Haka. The Women’s Haka invokes and expresses a woman’s potency, her power, virtues, culture, lore and sacredness. It is the summoning of her strength and spiritual essence in a display of unison with her tribe. Participants will learn the calls, actions, words and their history, as well as the meaning, traditions and protocols. Mihirangi is a proud advocate of her culture and her workshops are renowned to be captivating, passionate, inclusive, generous and when appropriate – humorous. No singing or dancing experience is necessary.