Sunday, June 30, 2013

Melville Intermediate - Kahurangi Dance Theatre Recount

On the 24th of June 2013 the Kahurangi Dance group came to our school.  They performed in the school hall.  The performance was called 'People of the Pacific' and we had to play four dollars to get in and one hundred and something kids at our school attended.  The people in my class who went were Kristal, Chloe, Nichola, Levi, Liam and I.  

On our way over the hall we went in with the kids from Room Two.   When we got to outside of the hall we were waiting for the other classes to get there.  While we were waiting Matua Peter asked a question to us, what year were women allowed ot vote.  No-one answered the question by the time that we had to go into the hall.

 When we were all seated three of the men walked out on stage.  The first island that they told us about was Tahiti they showed us the long drum and then the conch shell and three of the ladies came out and they sung songs from Taihiti.

The second island was Hawaii they did the Hula and sung some songs.  The third island that they told us about was Rarotonga.   They told us that Rarotonga has heaps of similarities to Maori.   The last island they told us about was New Zealand.  They told us about the Taiaha.   After that they choose three people to go up on stage.    Those people were Katipa, Wiremu, and Quayne.   They had to copy one of the performers doing the
 Taiaha.   It was really fun.

Overall I think they were really cool and funny and I really enjoyed the performance and we were lucky that they came to perform at Melville Intermediate School.

Recount written by Reitu from Room Five.


  1. Hi Room 8

    It looks like you have had a great time watching this performance they also came to our school as well they were really good I really like the Pictures you girls have taken they look really great.

    Thanks From Teah.

  2. Jono, Nate and EthanJuly 4, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Hey Guys
    Its Jono, Nate and Ethan
    The Kahurangi Dance Group also came to our
    school and did the same performance we agree
    that it's really funny personally we liked the samoan
    slap dance.I think that it was a mixture of personality and comedy.
    From Jono, Nate and Ethan Room 15 Tawa Int Bye