Best of US Hip Hop dancers mentor NZ youth

Talisa Kupenga

Ka noho ko ētahi rangatira hip hop, streetdance anō hoki nō Amerika hei kaitohu ki tētahi wānanga ki Tāmaki i ngā rā whakatā. I whakawhanaunga ētahi o ngā tino kaikani tāera o te ao hei poipoi i te rangatahi e ngākaunui ana ki ēnei momo kanikani. Kei a Talisa Kupenga ngā kōrero.

Ko te Krumping, locking, freestyle me te house ngā momo tāera kanikani e ngākaunui ana ki ēnei rangatahi.

Hei tā Ennaolla Paea, Kaikani Big Mijo;  “I was kind of mind-blown thinking how am I going to absorb all this but the way he breaks down the ABCs and explains how to create stories though your dance it's like he almost gave us more language to move with.”

Ko tā Nicole Teava, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whatua, “It's not just about doing the dance it's about learning the movement and learning about what it means.

Hei tā Jordan Phillips, “I've been doing this for like six or seven years now and to learn the base from the creator was really cool.”

Tokowha ngā rangatira kanikani i wānanga ki ngā rangatahi i ngā rā whakatā. Ko Big Mijo, Dennis D-Double Danehy, Buddah Stretch rātou ko Donald Campbelllock.

Ko tā Buddah Stretch, Rangatira tāera; Freestyle, House, “Here in New Zealand they have a rich culture that's orally transmitted that when you add hip hop to the mix it's magic.”

Hei tā Donald Campbellock, Kaihanga tāera "locking" (creator, locking dance style), “I always tell kids now days, take my dance and make it yours that means when you can see him on the floor whatever he's doing is coming out of him.”

Ko tā SumIT Up Aotearoa he ara tautoko tēnei mō te rangatahi mō ngā rā ki tua.

Hei tā Taiamai Bracken, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou, “It's something that a lot of our people are passionate about and so when you can take that passion and put it back into the community and have people of this kind of calibre come in and give their knowledge it just grows us.”

E manako ana ēnei rangatahi nā tēnei wānanga ka eke rātou ki te tino taumata, ā, kia tū rātou hei rangatira kaikani ki te ao kanikani nei e kaingākaunuitia.