• Maori Performing traditional Dances POI

    Image ID
    FOT546200
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    31.1 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    12950 x 8550 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    1096 x 724 mm
    43.2 x 28.5 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Maori Performing traditional Dances Te Puia New Zealand North Island tradition culture arts crafts male female sing singing entertain story telling moka tattoo group performance kapa haka Poi Tubes balls visit
    Description
    Over four hundred years the first New Zealanders, the Maori, voyaged thousands of miles across the vast unknown Pacific Ocean in small ocean-going canoes. In order to reach New Zealand, these brave adventurers developed their own navigation system using the stars and the currents. Māori culture is a rich and varied one, and includes traditional and contemporary arts. Traditional arts such as carving, weaving, kapa haka (group performance), whaikorero (oratory) and moko (tattoo) are practised throughout the country. Practitioners following in the footsteps of their tipuna (ancestors) replicate the techniques used hundreds of years agoMāori is an oral culture rich with stories and legends. The Māori creation story describes the world being formed by the violent separation of Ranginui, the Sky Father, and Papatuanuku, the Earth Mother, by their children. Many Māori carvings and artworks graphically depict this struggle. Poi is a performance art employing a ball suspended from a length of flexible material, usually a plaited cord, held in the hand and swung in circular patterns. This is usually accompanied by the waiata, to add rhythm and a visual accompaniment, although it is useful for many things such as muscle building exercises and has very good visual entertainment for the audience
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Rob Weaver
    Date Taken
    2009-06-09
    Uploaded on
    2009-06-09
    Collection
    1***NEW Zealand A Collection see more
    Category
    Heritage
    Sub Category
    History
    Setting
    Indoor
    Point of view
    Above camera
    People
    With people
    Number of people
    4
    Gender
    Male, Female
    Seven ages
    Adult
    Mood
    Contented
    Dress
    Partly clothed
    Model Release
    Yes
    Dominant colour
    #301010