Monday, 20 June Rooms 17 and 19 took the short trip to Manukau’s Vodafone Events Centre to participate in Dancing with Mythology. There we began our journey towards learning about the impressive Pou Kapua.
Pou Kapua was carved by thirty artists from a number of different countries. Currently the largest totem in the world, there are myths woven into the carved totem . If you look closely at Pou Kapua you can piece together the stories. One of the stories is about Rata and the time he tried to chop down a tree deep within the forest without asking permission from Tane Mahuta.
Our Atawhai dancers were able to create their own ways in which to re tell the stories, myths and legends which they explored with the brilliant, artistic, talented and flexible dancers of the Atamira Dance Company.
Dancing with Maori mythology was created and shared by the Atamira Dance Company as a way in which primary school students could learn about Maori mythology through movement and dance. The message being that we need to appreciate and respect those who care for us.