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Co-Motion: Kizomba & Bachata Festival

Event Location

Studio 1

Venue Phone: 09 376 7900

10 Newton Road, Newton, Auckland, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

Co-Motion : 1) Two dance bodies moving together as one. 2) Two dance styles coming together in one Auckland event. 3) Two dance schools Co-working to bring international workshops over two weekends in Christchurch and Auckland. 4) to make a noise, racket, fuss, party, over two weekends

New Zealand’s first International Kizomba and Bachata dedicated festival is coming to Auckland in April! We’re thrilled to bring you TWO of the hottest international couples touring the Kizomba and Bachata worlds at the moment – Sara & Phillyp (Brisbane / Boston) along with Chloe & Carlos (Brisbane / Spain).
Sara & Phillyp will be stopping off in Christchurch first for workshops and parties at Salsa Latina studios from March 27-29 before heading up to Viva Dance in Auckland, details for Christchurch event here:

Get ready to learn from the best, along with some of New Zealand’s top instructors (to be announced soon) over 3 days and nights of workshops, parties and shows!


  • Full pass (BEST OPTION): 10+ workshops and all parties $195 early bird til Feb 29th, $220 til March 31st, thereafter $245 – book your full pass online here!
  • Any 3 workshops $30 each
  • Any 6 workshops $25 each
  • Any 9 workshops $22 each
  • All parties $10

Pay at the door for single workshops

CARLOS REDONDO (Spain) and CHLOE LOH (Australia), both now living in Brisbane, are a fresh bachata couple that have emerged to bring his european style and her sexy urban flavour together. Dancers & choreographers, teachers & creatives. Initially starting out on their own paths and eventually finding each other through dance, they are living out a dream they couldn’t have imagined. It started with a dance in small nightclub in Rome in 2015 (where Carlos was finishing his degree) and end up with him quitting his studies to follow her all the way to Australia. With a focus on their strengths and upgrading their weaknesses they brought a vibrant and energetic feel to the Latin Scene and their journey, that has just started, is being an exciting one. Carlos and Chloe have taught and performed in many festivals and countries, such as Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Spain, Italy, UK, Israel, Hungary, China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Sweden, French Polynesia, Romania, Germany, Russia, Poland, New Caledonia, Vietnam and Croatia.
Even though they are not competitors, CyC represented Australia in the World Bachata Champions of Champions in October 2016 as Australian Bachata Champions. In 2017, their bachata team won the national championship in the World Salsa Solo.
Carlos and Chloe are well-known for their unique fusion style and creativity. Their workshops are full of energy and original moves. Their charisma and social dancing skills make them one of the favourite couples for the crowd. While they continue to pursue multiple projects, their main goal is to share impactful art through dancing that can inspire others to do the same.

brings a fresh and enthusiastic attitude to Brisbane Kizomba. She is extremely passionate about all styles under the Kizomba umbrella incl. Kizomba, Semba, Urban and Fusion and has been avidly sharing this love around the local and national community for the past 7 years.
Sara has been touching the hearts of students, international artists and organisers alike, at a number of well-established festivals such as NZ Salsa Congress, Noumea International Kizomba Festival, Whitsunday Latin Festival, Australian Kizomba Festival, AWAKE and Kuala Lumpur. Sara has also assisted Albir Rojas, Kristofer Mencack, Vasco Moestus, Lucia Nogueira, Azzedine, Audi MPK & Eddy Vents at various events and has successfully facilitated World Team Projects for Sara Lopez and Carolina Kizomba. Sara now choreographs and manages her own ladies team for Urban Kiz. She is also trained in Brazilian Zouk, Samba de Gafieira & is working towards furthering her Argentinean Tango training, after placing 1st at the World Salsa Solo in 2015, and 2nd in the Professional category at the Australian Dance Cup in 2019.
Sara is now a key member in a community brand ‘BrisKiz’ with plans to expand Kizomba & Urban Kiz focusing on collaboration within the local scene. Sara has also recently worked in collaboration alongside Manuel Cassotti (Italy) and has recently founded Kizomba Riviera Australia dance school alongside Chris Py (France).

PHILLYP commenced his journey into the Kizomba world dancing Passada at local Haitian & Cape Verdean clubs in the USA in 2011. With a Haitain family heritage and a clear passion for Dancehall, Phillyp instantly started taking classes in Passada.Also a dedicated player of soccer and basketball, and regular competitor in bodybuilding competitions, it was not long before Phillyp converted his passion for movement activities to focus on Kizomba.
A pivotal moment in his journey came after attending his first festival, Sawa Sawa, in 2013, where his perspective of Kizomba instantly changed. Phillyp then decided to travel across the US and Europe to further his learning and cultural understanding of Kizomba related styles. He has trained alongside reputable mentors such as Eddy Vents, Jeffery Kizomba, Tboy, Laurent Yishu, Audi & Pamelita MPK.
In 2015, Phillyp applied his years of experience and training to start teaching and also compete in the world renowned competition Africadancer. He also travelled to Lisbon to compete in the 1st International Semba Competition, placing 2nd. Over the years he has taught regular workshops of Semba, Kizomba and Urban Kiz at many International Kizomba festivals around North America, Europe and Asia, particularly at prestigious such as Montreal is Kizomba, Miami Beach Kizomba Festival.
In 2019, his project focus has founded Kwality Kiz, a dance school based in Boston and Rhode Island, which delivers popular classes of Kizomba related styles to the community, where Phillyp regularly teaches alongside Charlayne Delgado. Phillyp has a strong passion toward technique, musicality and enjoys sharing his love for dance worldwide.

FAQs, Prices, Ts&Cs

  • Co-motion workshops Friday
    April 3, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Co-motion Party Friday
    April 3, 2020
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Co-motion workshops Saturday
    April 4, 2020
    1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Co-motion Party Saturday
    April 4, 2020
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Co-motion workshops Sunday
    April 5, 2020
    1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Co-motion Party Sunday
    April 5, 2020
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Full Pass Early Birdshow details + $195.00 (NZD)  
Full Pass Early Bird - Viva Membersshow details + $175.00 (NZD)  
Full Pass Round 2show details + $220.00 (NZD)   Goes On Sale
February 29, 2020
Full Pass Round 2 - Viva Membersshow details + $200.00 (NZD)   Goes On Sale
February 29, 2020
Full Passshow details + $245.00 (NZD)   Goes On Sale
March 31, 2020
Full Pass - Viva Membersshow details + $220.00 (NZD)   Goes On Sale
March 31, 2020

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