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Fri, 30 Jun


Te Whaea School of Dance and Drama


FIRST TIME EVER! GONGS AND THE ECSTATIC SOUNDSCAPE! We begin and end in the galactic presence of the GONG! The sound shaping and the soundscaping of Mana wāhine. It is otherworldly and will find you at a cellular, bring water!

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Time & Location

30 Jun 2023, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Te Whaea School of Dance and Drama, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington 6021, New Zealand


About the Event

This is an open and inclusive space for all the technicoloured humans of this world.  

This is the space of AHURUTANGA, our Mana Enhancing Dance floor. 

Where we find a connection to self, to source, and to other, Interconnected in this existence and experience of life.

Permission to be our full expression of our humanness, wild and tender!

The kaupapa of Ecstatic Dance was to create a space where people come together in a sober environment supported 

by a soundscape and guided in and out by a facilitator.

This may be the first conscious dance floor space you have entered.

  • Free from intoxicants.
  • Free from the pressure to hook up.
  • Free from the need to 'look pretty' or to perform for others.
  • Know that you are welcome just as you are.

We leave our phones, our shoes, and our judgments at the door!

What to expect

  • Opening circle & closing circles
  • Wānanga with yourself and space to move.
  • Movement as mihi.
  • Sculpted soundscape, created and inspired by who walks through the door.
  • Time to rest in your rhythm.
  • Grounded spirituality.
  • And a landing pad at the end, to find deep rest and a settled soul.

Will it be ECSTATIC!!! maybe, often it is, 

Ecstatic Dance is a modality of Conscious Dance, where you are given space to just turn up and dance!

Bathed in the bass, expanded by taonga pūoro, GONGS and guided by Kaiakindness and Erika Grant.

About Kaiakindness

I am an Open Floor International teacher and the founder of Ecstatic Dance in Kapiti Est. 2017.  I teach weekly classes throughout our Poneke, Kapiti Coast, and online. My dance floors are permission-giving spaces that help you sort through the grit and the grime, the shit and the shame to find that home again in your body. 

For us all to live from our own Mana Motuhake is my koha for this time.

About Erika Grant

Erika Grant is a musician with 35 years of experience, ranging from classical to contemporary composition. She has been part of Wellington's improvisational music scene for over 18 years, and is a long time member of "Orchestra of Spheres". She is also a practicing astrologer with 15 years of experience.


Reweaving the fabric of our societies one sweaty dance floor at a time.

Simple as, fam - come dance x

Mauri Tū, Mauri Toa, Mauri Tau  🌬🐚🖤🤍❤️




  • Ecstatic Dance Ticket

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    +Service fee
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  • Iwi Māori

    for those who are Māori.

    +$0.38 service fee
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