Students from the Whitireia Performing Arts programme will be travelling to Marseilles in July to perform at international folkloric festivals in the region.
This follows a very busy year of activities which has seen them performing at the Wellington waterfront for two weeks during the Capital E children’s festival, a trip in early June to Chengdu, China, and the possibility of another trip to Taiwan in September.
While in Chengdu the students performed at the launch of the inaugural direct flight from Chengdu to Auckland. The New Zealand Consul General, Alistair Crozier, thanked the students "for such a dynamic and professional kapa haka performance." He also commented that their involvement in the event "provided a fantastic opportunity for our local guests to better understand and appreciate New Zealand’s unique culture."
The students on the Whitireia degree programme are renowned for their striking performances of Māori, Samoa, Cook Island and New Zealand contemporary dance.
They will showcase their talent at the Whitireia Theatre from July 6 to 8 at 7pm.