photo: Olive Bieringa with performers Kosta Bogoievski and Adam Naughton

This one-on-one walking tour activates your senses and encourages deep connections with the surrounding art and architecture. As dancers guide you through the new Toi Art galleries at Te Papa Tongarewa, even the simple act of opening and closing your eyes becomes a revelation. Immediate, personal, physical – this immersive movement tour will transform the way you experience art.

This work has been commissioned for Te Papa’s collection, as their first intangible dance acquisition. Developed and choreographed by Olive Bieringa of BodyCartography Project, delivered by Kosta Bogoievski, Josie Archer, and Footnote dance company’s Anu Khapung, Georgia Beechey-Gradwell, Joshua Faletua, Tyler Carney, and Adam Naughton.

The work opened in March 2018 and ran through March 2019.  To learn more.

The work will tour to Auckland Art Gallery and the Len Lye Center in New Plymouth later in 2019.


“A new world opened up!”

“Didn’t know what to expect but was blown away.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed engaging with the art works in a totally new way. I will remember this for a long time.”

“Interesting thought provoking experience, felt as though I was in a film with rolling blackouts…opened my mind”

“An amazing way to experience Toi Art..Opening” my eyes and ears to the galleries via movement, trust and surprise”

“Very extraordinary experience. Totally out of my comfort zone.”

“It was really liberating to look at art in a different way – sometimes very close, sometimes very far away, quickly, slowly.”

“So vulnerable. Thank you so much!”

“What a remarkable experience.”

“Indescribable! An unforgettable experience!”

“For just about 15 minutes, I was transported to a different dimension & a different world.”

“It was the best experience I have ever had in a museum! Thank you very much for the initiative! It has been a pleasure!

“Please keep doing this so more people can experience this special event. So personal. So lovely.”