This weekend Julianne and I headed to Seoul to check out the cherry blossoms--and were again foiled by cool temperatures--argh!!!
A friend suggested that we head to COEX Mall to see the New Zealand exhibition that was taking place over the weekend.
We arrived just in time to see the Maori Whangara Performing Arts Group called "Te Kapa Haka o Whangara Mai Tawhiti."
They were AWESOME!
While I snapped away with my camera Julianne used my Flip Mino to video their performance. The quality is not bad (I'd recommend selecting HQ for "high quality" when you watch the video) considering my little video recorder isn't really meant for anything more than 10 feet away. We were standing at the back of the audience in front of the stage so the performance was a little out of range.
I don't have the time or energy tonight to edit the nearly 500 pics I took of the performance in order to do one of my usual blog picture essays . . . but I might try and put up more pics throughout the week.
I love the second guy from the left--he stole the show every time with his over the top gestures and facial expressions.
The women were also really good. I wish the performance had been longer.
And just in case you weren't already totally pumped--here's another vid from youtube of another performance.