May, 2021

2021Tue18May5:30 pmArteFact: How to Behave in a Museum5:30 pm Auckland Museum, Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1010Type:TheatreWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

ArteFact How to Behave in a Museum by The New Zealand Dance Company

Event Details

The New Zealand Dance Company presents ArteFact: How to Behave in a Museum, a new work by Ross McCormack at Auckland Museum on Tues 18 May. There will be two FREE performances at 5:30pm and 7pm.

With this latest work Ross McCormack (New Zealand Arts Laureate) steps into new territory with an exploration of modes of communication and how voice expression and dialogue fit into architectural and sacred spaces. McCormack brings the speech into another dimension, dislodging the narrative.

McCormack sees this new work taking the premise into a whole new domain whilst obtaining his core methodology and style of movement. Drawing off recent work inside the realm of theatre there is a new attempt to place the dancer in a more recognizable world.

This is a promenade piece that will move around different floors. Due to the travelling nature of the performance; it will not be accessible at all times for those who use wheelchairs. However, there are lifts available to take audience members up to the different levels of the performance.

We recommend arriving in the Grand Foyer 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. The performance lasts approximately 50 minutes. The entire Museum will be open until 8.30PM.


This is a free event.


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