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Web series follows young Māori and Pacific Island dancers

Press Release – Poly Movement – Kaikanikani

Whitireia Community Polytechnic dancers: Paris Evans (Ng Puhi, Ngti Maniapoto, Tainui, Samoa) and Krystal Clarke (Ngti Porou) stars of the new webseries POLY MOVEMENT – KAIKANIKANI


Whitireia Community Polytechnic dancers: Paris Evans (Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Maniapoto, Tainui, Samoa) and Krystal Clarke (Ngāti Porou) stars of the new webseries… POLY MOVEMENT – KAIKANIKANI

MEDIA RELEASE: 29 November 2016

The POLY MOVEMENT – KAIKANIKANI web series will launch with Episode 1 on Tuesday December 6, 2016 @ 7pm NZ time via facebook.com/polymovement101.

This new 8 part web series follows the journey of young, aspiring Māori and Pacific Island dancers from Whitireia Community Polytechnic in Wellington. These dancers are unique as their repertoire covers Māori, Cook Islands Maori, Samoan and NZ Contemporary Dance genres. We get to know them intimately and are with them onstage and offstage.

With infectious motivation and commitment these students are role models for the next generation. This series is a shining example of what can happen when cultural connections are made and performance art forms are nurtured. A creative spark is ignited, space for development and growth are provided and a foundation of empowerment is established for our youth – turned leaders.

This Applied Arts degree transforms lives, making true pacific ambassadors of these individuals. This year they represented New Zealand at three International World folk dance festivals in Portugal. Engaging in an exchange of cultures from all around the world, we follow alongside the group as they train, perform and travel on tour for a month in Portugal.

We experience the highs and lows of the group as they deal with the unpredictable challenges of life. The web series will release an episode a week for 8 weeks until January 24, 2017.

WHAT: Web series POLY MOVEMENT – KAIKANIKANI 8 part web series
WHEN: Tuesday December 6 @ 7pm NZ time (An episode a week will be released with
the last episode releasing on Jan 24).
WHERE: www.facebook.com/polymovement101

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