PUNA (Auckland region)
Performing Urban Nesian Arts was the name of AUT’s ‘certificate in contemporary maori performing arts’. This qualification was unique in that it was built to pick-up young people that were slipping through the cracks academically before they left school. Using contemporary music and dance, the purpose of the programme was to keep the pathway to tertiary education clear. In the last 10yrs of working in this sector, we have yet to come across something else as effective. A great mix of professional technique, practical application, industry mentoring and cultural emphasis. Get in touch directly if you want to know how to bring a version PUNA to your community.