Dances of Life (Maori excerpt)-
“My people, the Maori, arrived by canoe in the islands of Aotearoa, or New Zealand, just 1,200 years ago. Dance is part of our everyday life. It’s our way of carrying our culture into the future."
The Haka (plural is the same as singular: haka) is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance or challenge from the Māori people ofNew Zealand. It is a posture dance performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted accompaniment. The New Zealand rugby team’s practice of performing a haka before their matches has made the dance more widely known around the world.