Mika Haka
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Creative Projects

The Foundation

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ELP members have welcomed Prince Charles to NZ dinner, produced Salon Mika, the Fringe Award Winning show for Best Production & Best Performance Cabaret/Burlesque which was produced and staged by TOI-ELP members, Auckland Fringe Festival, Auckland Pride Festival, Jambalaya, Armageddon, Miss India NZ, Timaru Hat & Hair Awards, NZ Fashion Week, Rarotonga fundraisers.

 
 
 
Eddie Elliott – Dancer

Eddie Elliott – Dancer

Dance

MHF supported MAU dance theatre with free accommodations. DANZ – workshops for emerging leaders fundraising for projects. Lemi Panifosio & Mika begin collaboration on major International Arts work. Youth and Hip Hop Dance companies continue to have free access to the MHF Studios.


Fashion

Our fashion success, Kiri Nathan, goes from high profile event to high profile event; from the MHF RWC Aroha Mardi Gras Fashion Show to London Fashion Week in association with the British Council.

Mika performed at both the Timaru Hat & Hair Art Awards and New Zealand Fashion Week with new dance music and performances by ELP dancers eventually leading to NYC Fashion week.

Amelia Unufe – Designer (Middle)

Amelia Unufe – Designer (Middle)


Chainey Nathan – Singer (RRV3)

Chainey Nathan – Singer (RRV3)

Music

Music projects included a Rangatahi (youth) CD, a contemporary adult CD and a woman’s CD. Sonny Bishop attended APO Hip Hop collaboration and APRA music workshops. Tim Corin & Karl Moser supported an intense series of Music workshops fusing Pop, Māori language with over 30 participants (PIC). These songs will be released in 2014. Mika joins the steering committee of the Screen Composers Guild of NZ.

Musicians included Ed Ru (Sweet & Irie), Jay Tewake, Eddie Elliott, Mattie Hamuera, Te Ahorangi Winitana, Shontelle, Chanelle, Ramon Tewake, Mahina Kaui, Jinetero, Amanda Ashton, Mokoera Te Amo and the 2MI Boy Band.


Screen Works

Kā TV hosted by ELP Jay Tewake & Tara Puke and health professionals DR Garsing Wong, Naturopath Lani Lopez and Mika. Directed by Ramon Tewake for Māori Television and for the foundation by Patangaroa Entertainment. Kā TV engaged and employed five TOI-ELP members and training including Presenter Training with Paulus Romjin. Chantelle Nikora created several digitals for Kā TV whilst Ben Swann (won first prize for his video). Kanikani Mai TV Māori Television.

Supported Kiel McNaughton & Kerry Warkia (Shortland Street / Auckland Daze) produce Civil Union a web series engaging ELP Kieran Growcott. MHF supported Lennie Hill produce films in Rarotonga with free accommodation. Kanikani Mai (Dance competition on TV) showcases MHF dancers. DIGITAL Social Media Breakfast with Guy Kawasaki and Mika discussed transmedia and Arts future at the DANZ Future Vision Seminar.

Zakk d'Larté, Lance Loughlin, Kaylene Tewake, Ramon Te Wake, Marine Avelange, Jay Tewake – Matika TV Crew (From Top Left to Right)

Zakk d'Larté, Lance Loughlin, Kaylene Tewake, Ramon Te Wake, Marine Avelange, Jay Tewake – Matika TV Crew (From Top Left to Right)