top of page

Life of Māui – a Hī Hā StoryDance School Production


Our easiest-ever school production, the energetic Life of Māui features six audio StoryDances (tamariki move freely guided by the story) and six choreographed Kiwi dances, woven together with a fun script. Includes an option to use your own kapa haka item. At least two of the songs are easy to sing if desired. Suitable for the whole school or junior/middle school upwards. Please note, music rights for public performance are not included. Schools should hold the standard One Music Schools Licence.


Māui stories featured: Birth of Māui, Māui Finds His Mother, Māui’s Great Fish, Māui Finds His Father, Māui Brings Fire, Māui Slows the Sun. Basic introduction to the Māori Atua/Gods: Tangaroa, Tāne-Mahuta, Tāwhirimātea, Rūaumoko, Tūmatauenga, Hineraukatamea, Hineraukatauri.


The Life of Māui show has begun, but the show hosts are stressed out – the guest of honour is nowhere to be seen, and the days are so short, they’re running out of time! Perhaps the Māori Atua can help out until Māui arrives, or perhaps they can find someone to slow the sun – but who on earth could do that, and how?!


Choreo dances:

Kōtare (Aro)

Peke (Te Nūtube: Atareta Milne & Te Haakura Ihimaera-Manley)

Tahi Rua Toru (Anika Moa)

Kererū (Aro) OR use your own Kapa Haka item

Pūkeko (Aro)

Taniwha in the Sun (Duan & Only/Aunty Bea)


Life of Māui School Production

    bottom of page