with Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura
Monday, August 19, 6:30 pm
United Community Church (formerly North Church)
St. Johnsbury, VT
Tickets: $25This 2-hour workshop is recommended for ages 12 and up.
A cultural journey of Mana Wahine - Prestigious Woman - The female warrior and the power of the feminine. Experience the character, heart, and spirit of the haka. The Women’s Haka is a traditional dance that invokes and expresses a woman’s potency, their power, virtues, culture, lore, and sacredness. It is the summoning of her strength and spiritual power and is a display of unison. Participants will learn the calls, actions, words & their history, meaning, traditions, protocols and power. There are traditional and contemporary haka for many occasions and women have always had their own haka that invokes and expresses her potency, her power, virtues, culture, lore, and sacredness. No singing or dancing experience is necessary.
“I was personally overcome by an incomprehensible powerful force emanating from three Māori women performing dance with looped percussion and vocals as Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura. Their mesmerizing fractal flow and otherworldly theatrics invoked a rapturous level of being that only the purest music is able to conjure." Roots Music Canada.
Supported by: Comfort Inn and Suites in St. Johnsbury and NVRH.