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Making Music - Mika Short Film (Full Length) – 2005 Music Arts/Culture Māori

Making Music - Mika

Short Film (Full Length) – 2005 Music Arts/Culture Māori

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Dancer and performer Mika (Neil Gudsell) introduces his urban Māori, Pacific dance troupe Torotoro in this episode from a series made for secondary school music students. He formed the group after seeing an opportunity for a big, young, funky Māori show during his own overseas performances. Torotoro fuses breakdance, kapa haka, hip hop and Pasifika influences, and its members have graduated from Gudsell’s Mika Haka youth programme. They talk about how the opportunity to travel and perform internationally has changed their lives.

Key Cast & Crew

Mika (Neil Gudsell)

Subject

Arthur Baysting

Director, Producer

Jeff Fulton

Sound

Your body is your temple and what you put into it will result in what you get out of it. There are influences out there now that say you should smoke, you should be obese, you should be all these things. Nah. It’s not true.
– Mika

Acknowledgements

Funding from NZ On Air