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Street Beats Takutai Square

  • Free
  • Family
  • Dance
  • Music

Pop down to Takutai Square, Britomart as it comes to life for AKLFEST 2024.

Join in with some lunchtime line dancing, listen to renowned pianist Mark Baynes, watch in awe at The Biggest Little Circus and Unitec dancers, swivel your hips with Latinissimo and enjoy the unique sound from the Anuanua Dance Troupe Drummers.  

The Biggest Little Circus
An action-packed, high-energy explosion of circus street theatre.

Including everything from world-class juggling and aerial acrobatics to a human changing room, The Biggest Little Circus is guaranteed to make you laugh and gasp!

Suitable for all ages, this trio of high calibre circus performers has created a family show packed full of absurd kiwi charm with plenty of lycra! Wild, unpredictable things WILL happen. Don’t miss their leopard print leotards, and whatever you do, DON’T miss their outrageous finale!

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Jessie McCall - Unitec Dance

Jessie McCall is a queer female artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa, whose choreographic practice investigates the uncanny ways that psychological experience can be evoked through the interaction of body, sound and object.

Jessie has created commissioned work for Footnote Dance NZ, Auckland Arts Festival, Auckland Pride Festival and UNITEC, alongside an independent choreographic career including full-length works.

Jessie’s choreographic practice is enriched and challenged by her current journey as a new mother.

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Mark Baynes

Mark is a jazz pianist with a contemporary leaning residing in Auckland, New Zealand. Alongside his academic pursuits, he is primarily known as a performer, composer, and accompanist. Mark hosts The Jazz Show on 95bFM and contributes to NZ Musician Magazine's X-Factory column. Mark forms one half of the band Goldsmith Baynes, who released an album in 2022, contributing to the Waiata Anthems series and headlining the Tauranga Jazz festival and the Auckland Arts Festival 2023.
Mark also made appearances on various New Zealand TV networks and have collaborated with diverse acts in New Zealand, including King Kapisi, Che-Fu, Don McGlashan, Anika Moa, and more.

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Anuanua Dance Troup Drummers

With a demonstration of Cook Islands rhythms and culture, Anuanua Dance Troupe is sure to keep your feet tapping and your hips moving with a selection of high energy drumbeats to entertain you and keep you connected to this vibrant, dynamic island groove.

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  • Sat
    Biggest Little Circus, Takutai Square, Britomart
  • Tue
    Postponed due to weather, Annette's Line Dancing, Takutai Square, Britomart
  • Thu
    Unitec Dance, Takutai Square, Britomart
  • Tue
    Latinissimo, & Annette's Line Dancing, Takutai Square, Britomart
  • Thu
    Undergrand, Takutai Square, Britomart, Mark Baynes
  • Sat
    Anuanua Dance Troupe Drummers, Takutai Square, Britomart


Presented with support from

Incorporating Unitec | Te Pūkenga School of Creative Industries


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