Te Whare Tapere: Towards a New Model for Māori Performance Art
The genesis for the establishment of Ōrotokare: Art, Story, Motion can be found in the 1998 dissertation entitled 'Te Whare Tapere: Towards a New Model for Māori Performance Art' by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal. This doctoral study was supervised by Professor Phillip Mann of the then Department of Theatre and Film, Victoria University of Wellington. PDF copies of the dissertation can be found on Charles's personal website here.
Hua noa nei te ua i aku kamo: He Whakaputanga Whakaaro mō ngā Waiata
Charles completed a masterate study of mōteatea (chanted song poetry) in 1991 at Massey University. His supervisors were Professors Mason Durie and Taiarahia Black. PDF copies of this disseration can also be found on Charles's personal website here.