ArteFact: How to Behave in a Museum

ArteFact: How to Behave in a Museum

  • Dance
  • World Premiere

“Wherever we work, no matter what we do, we must not resist that sudden urge to break into interpretative dance.”

That’s the statement that inspired Arts Laureate Ross McCormack to create this playful site-specific, world premiere dance work.

From the visitor hosts to the security team, the people who run the iconic Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum offer rabbit holes of possibility.

You never know who might be leading you on a whimsical journey and where they may take you. The majestic nature of the Museum’s architecture, the relics that are housed within, and the tireless efforts of those behind-the-scenes open up enchanting portholes of imagination to explore. McCormack masterfully uses his signature elements of physical theatre and comedy interwoven with his iconic style of movement to reveal some irresistible secrets of the human experience.

Featuring NZDC performers Carl Tolentino, Chrissy Kokiri, Katie Rudd, Ngaere Jenkins, Kosta Bogoievski, and Katrina Bastian.

Suitable for ages 8+

Please note that this is a processional show with no seating

Early Bird tickets are available until 11:59pm 6 January 2022, or until allocation is exhausted.

General Admission Standing Adult $35
General Admission Standing Early Bird $29
General Admission Standing Concession $29
General Admission Standing Group 6+ $29
General Admission Standing Under 30 $25
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Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland, NZ


Supported by

Presented by

The New Zealand Dance Company, Auckland War Memorial Museum and Auckland Arts Festival

““NZDC is abundant with highly creative movement, emotion, flow and strength. Contemporary dance at its finest.””



The New Zealand Dance Company
Director & Choreographer
  • Ross McCormack
  • John McDermott Photography


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