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in Pursuit of Venus [infected]

Earmuffs available to borrow. These come in adult and child’s sizes available for free from Te Papa's Coat and Bag service, to use while in the museum. These are designed to muffle noise – not to cancel it out entirely.

When: Friday 15 October 2021-Sunday 27 March 2022
Where: Toi Art, Te Papa
Tickets: Free

in Pursuit of Venus [infected] is Lisa Reihana’s retort to the French scenic wallpaper, Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique produced by Joseph Dufour in 1804. Dufour’s original wallpaper reflected a widespread fascination with the Pacific voyages undertaken by Captain Cook, de Bougainville and de la Perouse. 200 years later in Aotearoa, Reihana employs 21st century digital technologies to bring the scenic wallpaper to life and challenge its Eurocentric narrative.

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Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings

We are working with City Gallery to organise relaxed hours to attend Hilma af Klint. We will update when these are confirmed.

When: Saturday 4 December 2021 - Sunday 27 March 2022
Where: City Gallery Wellington
Tickets: $16.50 (Concession)

in Pursuit of Venus [infected] is Lisa Reihana’s retort to the French scenic wallpaper, Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique produced by Joseph Dufour in 1804. Dufour’s original wallpaper reflected a widespread fascination with the Pacific voyages undertaken by Captain Cook, de Bougainville and de la Perouse. 200 years later in Aotearoa, Reihana employs 21st century digital technologies to bring the scenic wallpaper to life and challenge its Eurocentric narrative.

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Movement of the Human – Relaxed Workshop

When: Thursday 3 March 2022, 11am
Where: TSB Arena
Cost: Free
Duration: 1hr 15mins


Movement of the Human, the team behind BELLE – A Performance of Air, invite you to a relaxed demonstration/workshop in which aerialists and dancers will present various elements of the show under regular lighting.  Several of the show’s circus apparatus and set design components will be explained and performers will demonstrate them. The presentation ends with the option to interface with two of the apparatus. You will have the opportunity to meet the team, ask questions as you go and observe the show’s various elements up close. You may come and go as you please. This is an open process where everyone is welcome.

Registrations available from 26 October 2021.

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RNZB – Inclusive Workshops

When: Monday 14 – Friday 25 February 2022
Where: Wherever you are!
Cost: $5 per student/person

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is dedicated to improving the well-being of individuals through the benefits of dance. RNZB is offering groups the opportunity to book your own dance workshops with company artists, focussing on the health benefits which can be enjoyed from participating in dance - benefits which should be available to all sectors of the community.

Adapted Dance
A recreational dance practice adjusted for people with special needs. Dance movement is based on the abilities and strengths of each participant, developing mobility and body awareness. It’s a friendly and tolerant space where anyone can experience the joy of dancing.

Sit Up and Dance
Join RNZB Dance Educators in these gentle exercise sequences. Ballet-based and designed for people of all ages and exercise levels, choose from seated versions or more challenging standing versions.

If you would like to book a dance workshop or discuss the possibility of a visit, please contact education@rnzb.org.nz.