Peek behind the scenes of the RNZB’s new production of Sleeping Beauty and enjoy an action-packed day of fun activities.
When | ĀheaSat 3 Oct 2020, 10.00am–3.00pm
Where | Ki hea
Throughout Te Papa
Cost | Te utu
Bring your friends and whānau and get a taste of RNZB’s new production of Sleeping Beauty. Learn some simple dance steps and positions, experience the magical story of an enchanted kingdom, and get colourful and crafty with face paint and ballet-themed activities.
Dance workshop with RNZB Dance Educator Lauren Byrne, 2020. Photo by Jo Moore. Te Papa (158961)
10am & 10.30am – Soundings Theatre, Level 2
Watch the dancers of the Royal New Zealand Ballet in their daily warm-up. Sessions last for 25 minutes.
Get a taste of the RNZB’s classic production Sleeping Beauty, with this rare opportunity to watch the dancers in a working rehearsal. Sessions last for 25 minutes.
10:30am & 11:30am – Wellington Foyer, Level 2
Especially for the little ones, thirty minutes of movement and fun with RNZB Dance Educator Chloe Bishop. No registration required. Suitable for under 5s.
1pm, 1.30pm and 2pm – Te Papa Hui, Te Taiao Nature exhibition, Level 2
Introducing one of ballet’s most-loved stories, Sleeping Beauty. Explore the art of mime and gesture while hearing this captivating tale. No registration required. Suitable for primary school-age children.
10.15am-11am & 12.30pm-1.15pm (for children aged 5 – 8)
11.15am-12.15pm & 2pm-3pm (for children aged 9 – 11)
Te Marae, Level 4
Booking fee $5
Explore characters, steps, and scenes based on the ballet Sleeping Beauty. Learn some simple ballet steps and positions. A small number of bookings can be made on the day at the RNZB desk, Level 2.