MAORI357-19B (HAM)

Mahi Whakaari: Māori Performing Arts

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This paper is an in-depth examination of Kapa Haka, investigating the theoretical and practical application of creating original compositions, lyrics, music, action and choreography. Emphasis will be placed on a final performance of created work.

The aim of this paper is to:

  • extend student knowledge of kapa haka from MAORI257
  • extend student research skills
  • critically analyse kapa haka and literature
  • extend student proficiency in performing kapa haka
  • further develop students composition ability
  • introduce students to the Māui stories
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught in both Māori and English.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • understand the Māui stories and their impact on Māori society and its tarditions.
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  • compose waiata Māori in te Reo Māori for Kapa Haka.
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  • compose waiata Māori using metaphors and imagery for Kapa Haka.
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  • understand the basics of composing music for Kapa Haka.
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  • understand the basics of creating choreography for Kapa Haka.
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  • understand stage craft in Kapa Haka.
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  • know the fundamentals of tutoring a Kapa Haka.
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  • demonstrate an understanding of stage lighting and management.
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Assessment

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There are 6 assessment items for this paper.

There are no compulsory components in this paper however to gain maximum understanding of content and to pass this paper successfully it is essential that you attend all lectures, submit all assignments and group assessments.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Group Composition Lyrics
31 Jul 2019
3:00 PM
25
  • Email: Lecturer
2. Compose Tune for Group Composition
14 Aug 2019
11:00 AM
15
  • Presentation: In Class
3. Choreography
4 Sep 2019
11:00 AM
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Teaching
17 Sep 2019
11:00 AM
10
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
5. Public Performance
10 Oct 2019
4:00 PM
30
  • Other: Public Performance in Gallagher Chambers
6. Test
24 Jul 2019
9:00 AM
10
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Alpers, A. (1992). Maori myths & tribal legends, Singapore, Longman Paul.

Best,E. (1982).Maori Religion and Mythology, Wellington, Goverment Printer.

Buck, P. (1982).The Coming of the Māori, Wellington, Whitcoulls Limited.

Gardiner, W. (1992).Te Mura o te ahi. The Story of the Maori Battalion, Auckland, Reed.

Grey, G. Sir, (1928).Nga mahi a nga tupuna, New Plymouth, Thomas Avery & Sons Limited.

Pomare, M. (1977).Legends of the Maori, VOLII, Wellington, Harry H. Tombs Limited.

Reed, A.W. (1963).Treasury of Maori folklore, Wellington, Reed.
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Other Resources

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Watch Toi Whakaari http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/toi-whakaari
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Online Support

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This paper is supported by online resources via Moodle. You will need to access Moodle weekly to update readings and complete set online tasks. You can access this paper MAORI357-19B http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/

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Workload

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This paper has four contact hours weekly. Students are expected to attend all lectures, group sessions, wānanga and complete the required readings. If we consider that the ‘normal’ annual load for a Bachelor degree is seven papers we can then calculate that on the basis of a 14 week semester (including recess and study periods) the student should spend around 10-12 hours a week on average working on the paper. This includes attending lectures, and wānanga and completing assessed work and reading.

This paper is worth 20 points and has a workload of 200 hours (1 point is worth 10 hours)

1.Lectures: 2 x 2 hours weekly
3.Self-Directed Learning: 8.5 hours weekly
4.Total: 150 hours

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: MAOR217 or MAORI257

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: TIKA357

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