Kaitiakitanga Festival of Art at Mangere Bridge School
Tuesday 8th December 2020
Mangere Bridge School provided an afternoon of entertainment for Parents and families of students with ‘Kaitiakitanga Festival of Arts’ telling the stories of Te Manukunuka o Hoturoa and its own vision for its future.
Pacific Dance NZ together with dancers and choreographers (Hadleigh Pouesi, Chris Ofanoa, Lyncia Muller, Steev Maka, Joachim Koro) produced and choreographed items for its 400 students across 19 classrooms.
“How does Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa connect us to our past, present and future?” Students discovered interesting things about their Manukau harbour. Some good, some not so good. They worked hard producing visual artworks and dance performances to share their stories with the audience and inspire change.
An enjoyable evening, basking in the afternoon sunshine with Mangere Mountain providing a majestic background and shade. The children were in high spirits and the images captured show this.
Well done Mangere Bridge School!