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Thu, 05 Oct


St Peters Hall

TERM 4 ~ Tuia te Muka Tangata ~ Thursday Night Ongoing

Four weeks of Thursdays. A solid block for you before I leave for a month to teach. HUNGERS ~ solitude, connection, belonging, spirit

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TERM 4 ~ Tuia te Muka Tangata ~ Thursday Night Ongoing
TERM 4 ~ Tuia te Muka Tangata ~ Thursday Night Ongoing

Time & Location

05 Oct 2023, 6:30 pm – 26 Oct 2023, 9:00 pm

St Peters Hall, Beach Road, Paekākāriki 5034, New Zealand

About the Event

A change of rhythm for the final term of this year. 

I will deliver to the dance floor two four-week blocks with a break in between where I am assisting the teacher training in America. 

Our kaupapa for the first block of four weekly Thursdays is 

Whiria te tangata - The weave of people. 

Over the four weeks, we explore our capacity around relating to the Open Foor 'Hungers' Solitude, Connection, Belonging, Spirit. 

Open Floor Curriculum is vast and when woven in with Te Ao Māori it becomes a steady and enriching passage for our lives. 

What are you needs? What supports this? What are just unhelpful patterns now? What is actually true now? 


With all that we have, are, and do in the world ~ we relate. 

For these weeks we practice relating to our self, to something bigger than us, and to other humans in and off the dfloor. 

During this term some of the threads that will be present in the teaching are;

Mahi a Atua - learning the purakau (stories) and embodiment of our Atua ( gods)

Whakamana ~ upholding the mana of each other.

Whanaungatanga - group body connection and belonging. 

Ringatoi - written and spoken word. 

Hautua Rongo - the practice of nonviolence, internally and externally. 

Mana Motuhake - Self-determination and a space of mana enhancement. 

Ahurutanga - Sacred Space. 

When we gather together in groups for long periods of time something sacred is created, this is now our container for this purpose. 

To weave those loose fibers together, to bind what needs to hold fast, to return to the earth that which is no longer required and to find other threads from other humans that may support your practice. 

To honour the sacred threads of this group body and to DANCE! full bodied towards ourselves and all that moves with us. 

We are stronger together, in all things. 

Movement as mihi, Movement as an acknowledgment of where we are and what arrives to move. 

We will be a committed group as best we can, turning up to each session. 

Bring a blanket and personal water bottle, if you have an offering to the altar know that you are welcome to add. 

We turn up for ourselves, to the process, in the comfort and discomfort,

in the grit and the grace with the same group of dancers each fortnight. 

Deepening the intimacy with yourself and your practice. 

I am looking for kaitiaki (crew) for this series, if you would like to work in exchange for this series please reach out. 

If you require more information, 


  • 4weeks of a fantastic dfloor!

    Includes art supplies, playlists and journal prompts

    Pay what you want
    +Service fee
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