B-Girls take Māori flavour to breakdance stage

Tokorua ngā kai-whatiwhati hope kei te riro mā te ahurea Māori ngā kai-whakawā e whakamīharo atu ki a rāua i tētahi tauwhāinga nui ka tīmata ki te tonga o Tāmaki āpōpō. He tauwhāinga tēnei mō te rohe Te Moananui-ā-Kiwa kia whai ahunga atu ki te whakataetae Red Rat Pakanga ā-Ao o Te Tau.

He kaikanikani no rarowhenua, ka ara mai ki te ātāmira hei apopo.

E ai kit e kaikanikani o NZ B-Girl a Awatea Christensen, “We've got matching T-shirts and our colours are red, white and black and it's what i wear in kapahaka. I'm wearing my name Awatea so I'm bringing some of the language.”

Ka kawea e raua te wairua whakataetae, whakahīhī hoki ki mua i nga kaikanikani rima tekau no nga whenua tekau ma rima puta noa i te Moana nui a Kiwa.

Hei tā te Kaiwhakawā a Taupuhi Toki, “I love seeing a B-Boy and B-Girl with musicality, for myself i love to dance I love like to see them really enjoying themselves. If it's a crew battle and as we all know like Rock Steady and the New York City Breakers.”

Ehara a Awatea Christensen i te tauhou ki tēnei momo kaupapa, ko ia te toa whakaihuwaka wāhine i Aotearoa. A, ka kite pea āna awenga haka ki te papa.

“When I put together top rocks which is standing part of the dance, I think about some of the foot movements and some the strength of how we perform,” hei tā Christensen.

Kua ngaua a Candace Ama i te taumahatanga whai muri i te korenga o tana hoa kanikani i mua tonu i te rā whakataetae.

“It is nerve-racking as most competitions are, but I'm willing to take on the challenge if I do have a partner, but if I don't, then that's okay I'll support Awa and the rest of the competitors that are competing,” hei tā Ama.

Kotahi te toa taane, tokorua nga toa wāhine ka tohua mai tenei whakataetae hei whakakanohi atu ma Aotearoa ki te whakataetae a Ao ka tu ki Tiamani hei te Oketopa.