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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

Tuesday Night (class on hold)

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

  • Mon, Feb 15
    Online event with Zoom
    Feb 15, 7:00 PM GMT+13 – Apr 19, 8:15 PM GMT+12
    Online event with Zoom
    10 SESSIONS / 10 HOURS One hour of music and creativity each week to... write / dance / create / dance / write. Yes it takes commitment, Yes you are worth it!
  • Fri, Apr 30
    Paekakariki Memorial Hall
    Apr 30, 6:00 PM GMT+12 – May 02, 5:00 PM GMT+12
    Paekakariki Memorial Hall, 98 The Parade, Paekakariki 5034, New Zealand
    Taking inspiration from uku clay for this workshop. As we venture into winter, taking time to release, manifest, and dance.
 

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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Kāpiti Coast, Aotearoa, New Zealand 5034

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