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Jemma Findlay

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Maori- E Papa Waiari - Stick Dance (New Zealand)

1) Watch the Video: https://video.link/w/bS0Jc 2)Respond to the dance 3) Answer the questions Maori stick games (Tī tī tōrea) consist of the rhythmic throwing and catching of sticks (Te Rakau) from person to person. Traditionally boys and young men used this game to increase dexterity and alertness, while girls and young women were thought to benefit from increased adroitness for poi and dances. During the throwing and catching process, a traditional Waiata (song) was chanted. The stick game waiata most familiar to New Zealanders is E Papa Waiari. Te rakau (pronounced te raa ko) = wood/sticks moko kauae (mor-kor-ko-wy) = female chin tattoo. It represents a woman's whānau (family), and the service and leadership she has given them and her community, in recognition of her mana (strength), status, abilities and commitment to the collective. ta moko = Maori tattoo is a unique expression of cultural heritage and identity. In Māori culture, it reflects the individual's whakapapa (ancestry) and personal history. piu piu = a short kilt made usually of strips of flax, worn by Maori for cultural dances and on ceremonial occasions.

2nd Grade, 1st Grade, Music, Drama
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Maori stick games (Tī tī tōrea) consist of the rhythmic throwing and catching of sticks (Te Rakau) from person to person. Traditionally boys and young men used this game to increase dexterity and alertness, while girls and young women were thought to benefit from increased adroitness for poi and dances. During the throwing and catching process, a traditional Waiata (song) was chanted. The stick game waiata most familiar to New Zealanders is E Papa Waiari.

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