Performances and Workshops
Check out all our workshops and performances!
Tamashii Taiko Drummers
Contemporary Japanese Taiko Drumming
Founded in 2007 by passionately inspired taiko fans, Tamashii Taiko Drummers is a drumming troupe based in Auckland, New Zealand. With members of all ages and cultures, Tamashii are known for high-energy performances that mix martial arts movements into their performance style. The group plays a mixture of traditional and contemporary taiko music along with their own compositions.
Tamashii will deliver an explosive 15 minute Taiko performance followed by a workshop/have-a-go
session where members of the audience will have an opportunity to experience the thrill of playing the
giant taiko drums!
Introducing ZakTakular! Get ready for your jaw to hit the floor. 'The Circus Spektakular' is a high energy experience filled with juggling, acrobatics, world class showmanship and pure entertainment!
Tung Tek Lion Dance Club
Chinese Lion Dance
Tung Tek Lion Dance Club are a team of passionate people who love lion dancing, and want to spread their love for Chinese culture to the people in Auckland/NZ This team was established in 2020 and is constantly growing!
Capoeira Angola is a ‘fighting art’ from Brazil. It’s practiced as a game with music and song. It is a deceptive and beautiful game of kicks, escapes and gymnastic moves without contact. It’s pure play, sometimes competitive, sometimes theatrical, always fun.
The workshop will be open to all and suitable for all abilities. It will include learning and playing the game of Capoeira Angola, the percussion, the songs, the gymnastics and the theatrics. Carers and parents are welcome to join in with their children.
Ki-o- Rahi Tāmaki
Traditional Māori Game - 2 sessions - BOOKING recommended
Based on the legend of Rahitutakahina and the rescue of his wife Tiarakurapakewai, this tākaro is a reflection of Tupuna story telling at its best, as well as provides an insight into the way in which they would explain and design Tākaro to reflect their unique "world view". The Papa Tākaro (field) layout of Ki o Rahi and the way the Tākaro is played is a perfect example of this.
PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE here as spaces are limited to 18 players per session. Suitable for people aged 10+.
Session times are: 12:15-1:15 pm and 1:30-2:30 pm
Giant Wooden Games
'Come and play in our wooden arcade!
Suitable for all ages, challenge yourself, your family and friends with over 15 over-sized and fantastical wooden games. Inspired by old world Europe, traveling carnivals and tactical games such as Connect 4, these games blend old traditions with a modern twist and are works of art in themselves.
You will be guiding a ball up a vertical maze, balancing blocks, rolling a ball along a wobbly track and much much more.
Go from zero reo to kōrero hero! Expand your reo Māori vocabulary with this brilliant bilingual bonanza board game. Kaupapa is a word description game that can be played at any knowledge level, whether kākano (beginner) or tohunga (expert). The goal is simple: describe as many words as possible to your teammates in a minute. The more kupu (words) you describe, the faster your team advances in this fluent, fast-paced game of fun!
Board Games and Arts Zone
Origami, Piñata, Board Games, Cards & more!
Join us in the Board Game and Arts Zone to create wonderful ORIGAMI, play board games, draw, play cards, or just chill out! All materials are provided.
Check our programme for more info!