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OPEN FLOOR WITH KAIAKINDNESS

NAU MAI HAERE MAI WELCOME

 
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CLASSES

ONLINE

Monday Night Art in Motion

IN-PERSON

Thursday Morning Kapiti Coast

Sunday Morning Wellington City

ECSTATIC MONTHLY

Closest weekend to the Full Moon Kapiti Coast

WORKSHOPS

One day intensive, Weekends, Closed group ongoings, Art in Motion, Noho/Overnight. 
See event listing below or page for more details.
In Person and Online.

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VISUAL ARTS

Installations from the dance floor and beyond.

 

Upcoming Events

  • TRUE HUNGER
    Mon, 02 Aug
    zoom//zui
    02 Aug, 7:00 pm – 30 Aug, 8:30 pm
    zoom//zui
    We are in relationship. Every cell of our bodies, every aspect of our evolution, every thought, interaction, motion, and cue we get for every choice we make is in relationship. Not only with each other but the entire natural world.
  • Te Whai Ao, Te Ao Mārama - Spring Equinox
    17 Sep, 6:00 pm – 20 Sep, 1:00 pm
    Ākitio, 3027 Coast Road, Ākitio 4991, New Zealand
    Life is really fucken tough right now, and finding balance amongst these extremities that we face on the daily is my why. Why do I want you to come away and spend time with a group of amazing femme humans? Because you deserve it, and because this world, our world can't change if we don't tune in.
  • Te Kanikani o te Taiao - The Dance of our Natural World
    29 Oct, 6:00 pm – 31 Oct, 5:00 pm
    Paekākāriki, 98 The Parade, Paekākāriki 5034, New Zealand
    Art in Motion Open Floor workshop. Connect with nature within you and around you
 

WHAT IS OPEN FLOOR.

A movement mediation.

Open Floor is a type of DANCE where people come together to express themselves through MOVEMENT, CREATIVITY, MUSIC & COMMUNITY... BUT NOT IN A CHOREOGRAPHED WAY!!
At Open Floor we encourage you to listen to your body to find the movement that is right for you in the moment, knowing that it will change and grow. Only you can do you!.
Open Floor works with Core Movement Resources and the 4x4 weave of embodiment to help your fully express, not just your dance but your whole self. Learning resources for on and off the dance floor. 
Open Floor Movement Meditation is a call to presence.

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"Dancing in Kaia's dance space is the very best medicine anyone could offer me. Medicine for my soul. The opportunity for me to really connect with who I truly am and come home to myself. To simply be my true, authentic self in a space free of judgement"

Lynne Long

 
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KO WAI AU

Ko Kaia Hawkins toku ingoa

Ko Ngāti Pahauwera, Ko Ngāti Kahungunu, Ko Ngā Ruahine oku Iwi.

I whakapapa to the East Coast and the West Coast of Aotearoa, I grew up in Poneke and Porirua. My first love was dance, and then life lead me to become a martial Artist in my formative years. I rediscovered the power of movement and dance in clubs and at festivals in Europe at which time I was a bodyworker/massage therapist.

With my Scottish and English whakapapa I began sitting in circles with the witches they didn't burn,

discovering more about the cycles of my feminine self and our world.

When I returned to Aotearoa I began a journey of healing, it lead me on many paths and adventures including that of decolonizing my mind, and my body. These paths are what I fill up my tool kit/my kete with and the accumulation all of this and more, is how I teach. 

I am an ARTist, a Māmā, a magical soundscape creator, a weaver of music and humans, a neurodiverse human being, and a powerful space holder. The space I create on my dance floor brings a grounded spirituality. It is a brave space an indigenized space, a space of empowerment, and radical self-responsibility.

I play phat beats and melodies that call you home to yourself again and again and I fucken love it!

Come join in. It is revolutionary. 

 

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