Monica Evans: African Dance, Singing & Drumming

Come to jiggle, leap and shake to rocking live rhythms and experience earthy and joyful group movement. Learn a funky choreography based on a West African celebration dance, and take some sweet moves away for the dance floor later on! All ages and abilities welcome.

Monica is passionate about helping people find new ways to move, and is a firm believer that dance is for every body! She studied jazz, contemporary and capoeira dance before stumbling on African-inspired dance in a street parade in South America in 2006; since then she's studied and performed a range of African dance forms, and taught in community and educational settings through her company NIKA Dance. She also runs creative youth development programmed at Toi Ora Live Arts Trust.

Earth-Beat Festival New Zealand

Earth-Beat Festival New Zealand, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland, 0632

Earth-Beat Aotearoa is a not-for-profit organization supported by a growing community of spirited individuals. Our purpose is to provide a platform for presence, transformation and celebration that will inspire and empower new ways of living. Through hosting transformational, co-creative events, we aim to nuture and nourish our community on our journey together. 

We envision a world where life is not only sustainable but regenerative; a world where we focus on potential rather than problems, where individual contributions are aligned with the greater good, and where we live in harmony with the natural rhythms of our bodies and the Earth.