This UK-based Haka performance group offer a spine-tingling performance of a traditional form of Haka from the Ngati Raukawa and Ngati Toarangatiras in New Zealand. Highly authentic, these experienced Haka performers give a fantastic demonstration of the traditional culture of tribes in New Zealand and are guaranteed to energise audiences.
The Haka is the traditional war dance of the Māori’s of New Zealand. The Haka was originally performed by warriors before battle in order to intimidate their opponents. The Haka is also performed to welcome distinguished guests and to acknowledge important achievements and momentous occasions. There are several different types of Haka, which can be performed by both men and women.
This Haka dance group is led by a descendent of the New Zealand tribe Ngati Toa Rangatira, who has ownership of the famous ceremonial Haka known as ‘Ka Mate’, which today is performed by the All Blacks. Their high-energy performances are everything that you would expect of an authentic Haka: tribal face and body paint, traditional dress, facial contortionist and grimaces, hand slapping, foot stomping and bellowing chants and war cries. Truly impressive even to those that have witnessed the Haka performed before, their performance will without a doubt leave a lasting impression on their audience.
Loud, energetic, and imposing, these Haka performers are the perfect way to grab attention at cultural events and sporting events and to energise audiences at conferences. The Haka is also a great way to promote the themes of togetherness and solidarity at corporate events as this particular Haka is also traditionally used as a way to achieve cohesiveness (kotahitanga) within tribes in order to attain focus and unity for a common purpose.
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In addition to their Haka performances, this group can also offer Haka Workshops.
If you’d like to hire Haka dancers for your event, get in touch with our entertainment coordinators who will be more than happy to help.