Workshop 1: The power of online Haka!
Haka, the world-famous phenomenon from New-Zealand, is now available as an online workshop! Our Haka trainer will provide you with a special Haka Break via MS Teams or Zoom.
Haka gained popularity through the rugby teams of New Zealand, who perform the powerful dance before their match. Originally the Haka was a ceremonial dance performed by the Maori and tribes in Samoa and Fiji. Through the medium of Haka, the tribes contacted and communicated with their Gods and performed stories. There is a perception that Haka is a war dance, but Haka were performed for lots of different occasions as well. The dance consists of a series of gestures, facial expressions, and calls.
The power of Haka in teambuilding
During the online workshop, we will teach you the most famous haka: The Ka Mate! This is a powerful and energy-rich session during which the trainer will explain the gestures, energy, and calls that make up the Ka Mate. What can you communicate through a Haka? What is your unique power and what can you offer a team? These are questions that we will explore during this session. You are not only a group of individuals, but a team! As one identity, one story, and one passion, you will show your pride and power as a group!
The workshop consists of history, background stories, and lots of practicing with movements and the Haka itself. We will begin at a slow pace to get used to the rhythm and form. Then we will add more moves, calls, and of course, stick out our tongues (one of the famous characteristics of Haka). During the workshop, the participants will challenge each other and everyone gets time to perform their dance. The workshop will be held in an online session with fellow participants, it’s a great way to end the congress day with each other!
- A powerful end to your day
- Feeling a connection to other participants
- Fresh energy and learning something new
- Duration: 45-60 minutes
- Group size: 50 participants
- You will need: a laptop, audio + webcam
- Language: English