A new web series following the journeys of a group of talented and dedicated Whitireia Performing Arts students kicked off with the screening of Episode 1 on Tuesday night.
Producer Tash Sinclair from Flax Productions says Poly Movement - Kaikanikani is a shining example of what can happen when cultural connections are made and performance art forms are nurtured.
"A creative spark is ignited," says Ms Sinclair. "Space for development and growth are provided and a foundation of empowerment is established for our youth-turned leaders."
The Whitireia Bachelor of Applied Arts (Performing Arts) programme transforms lives, making true Pacific ambassadors of the students. This year they represented New Zealand at three international world folk dance festivals in Portugal.
The web series follows the students as they train and perform, and tour for a month in Portugal. We experience their highs and lows as the group juggles study, performing and life. With infectious motivation and commitment, these students are undoubtedly role models for the next generation.
Check out Episode 1 of Poly Movement - Kaikanikani below and be sure to follow the series as it unfolds by going to show's Facebook page